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by MWP admin
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: grass
Replies: 5
Views: 3778

Hi, the forum is killed by FB and now I have a message that this old-coded forum will not be supported anymore unless i convert it to new-code. Well while I was in the forum to get some Nostalgia I went browsing some posts.

This should be Penisetum setaceum!
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: three more, whose ID I'm looking for
Replies: 7
Views: 5166

Ooooppss!!! u r right ;-)
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: three more, whose ID I'm looking for
Replies: 7
Views: 5166

Second photo looks like ripe fruit of Tripodium tetraphyllum - was it May/June? Ideally state location and date of photos.

Cheers :lol:
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: For a change two flowering plants.
Replies: 7
Views: 5221

I assumed that hatab referred to humps (tipo l-hotba tal-gemel), but just my guess.
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: another one without ID
Replies: 12
Views: 7594

Thanks for your help guys ;-)
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Another 2 plants, I can't identify
Replies: 6
Views: 4417

There is a tiny chance that your Daucus could be D. rupestris or D. gingidium, distinguished from the leaves and closed fruit, but since D. carota is the most common except at the coast/lithoral/rupestral areas, it is likely that your wild carrot is D. carota.
by MWP admin
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Experts please...
Replies: 3
Views: 3589

If the involucral bracts are 4mm long and 2 mm wide with a transparent margin not more than half a mm, it is R. picroides while if the bracts are more than 4mm and 2mm respectivelyand the margin up about 1 mm membranous, than its R. intermedia. From the little I see in the 3rd pic, I think its R. pi...
by MWP admin
Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 12
Views: 7815

Dear all, sorry for my silence. Very interesting topic, thanks for your time. For me nothing beats the aromatic scent of Chiliadenus bocconei, the Maltese Fleabane!
by MWP admin
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Well, it's raining!
Replies: 2
Views: 6418

Some signs but not as much as expected. Prospero autumnalis and Muscari parviflora are always punctual, despite rain or not. There should be a big shot this weekend, but we see.... Did you notice that the weather has shifted by a month: Last Oct, Nov and most december remained warm and almost withou...
by MWP admin
Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Interesting monocot.
Replies: 1
Views: 3338

Interesting monocot.

Hi, i came across these two plants which I couldn't place. They are still in bud and a monocot (hence leaves not that significant) but I think I have not seen this before. After brainstorming a number of monocots, I've left with Ornithogalum narbonense, but it is not convincing me that much. I 'don'...
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 23, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

Yes that right.

Having one leaf, not typically morus (deeply lobed and pointed) and in a medivial city, this tree was a bit inquisitive. I know morus leaves vary a lot like figs, but usually are less lobed as shown in the links provided.


OK mystery vanished!

Thanks alot RB, for 'everyhting'
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A green patch with numerous wild Orchids in Qawra
Replies: 6
Views: 9283

I agree with you in every corner. The environment laws are too much suffocating, imply excessive beurocratic practices and stupid in some cases. They work against the environmentalists themselves because they tend not to break laws, while the developer and those who do not give a shi+ to the environ...
by MWP admin
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: A green patch with numerous wild Orchids in Qawra
Replies: 6
Views: 9283

A green patch with numerous wild Orchids in Qawra

Hi, I just want to thank Dave Messanger for showing me a remnant area of how Qawra should have looked before being developed. It can be considered as a niche ecological sample of what was present in this area, but of course much disturbed by anthropogenic stresses around. The area was a hotspot of w...
by MWP admin
Sun Mar 22, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

I haven't attempted any determination and taking the lazy road and posting here:

tree: one leaf left!

fern: just one good frond present in a well and unreachable.
by MWP admin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Buskett Orange Bracket Fungus
Replies: 4
Views: 16443

By now you should have figured out that it is Laetiporus sulphureus. It's quite rare but one of the few perennial and attractive mushrooms I know. It is sought by mushroom hunters so I would not specify more on the locations, else that I also know one from Gozo on Eucalyptus trunk.
by MWP admin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:26 am
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Wied Babu on a fallen bark
Replies: 3
Views: 5514

These are what are called polypores. It' one of the main branches of funghi (have their own morphology/characters) but I never studied them yet. They are often found attached to (dead) logs.
by MWP admin
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:20 am
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Matchbox fungus
Replies: 0
Views: 3533

Matchbox fungus

I am working on the determination of this specimen. I find it so cute that I wanted to share here. Probably I could tell you the name in the next 3-4 days unless it is sime scherzo di natura
by MWP admin
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

We should go and check both the tree and the fern. Actually i know of a large specimen Crytomium sp. growing in almost full sunshine on its own.
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

P.s. in the well there was one of those quite rare Crytomium ferms but I had no time to check which speceis, apart that it was completely out of reach.
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

It could have been a Morus, but I am not 100% convinced. Possibly the few leaves remaining (from last year then?) lost their original morus-shape and gave me a wrong impression. On the other hand pruning badly a morus in a squara in Mdina makes sense because the fruit woul make a mess on the ground,...
by MWP admin
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 17638

Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina

Hi, I am touring some relatives of my wife and happened to be at Mesquite Square, Mdina. Just behind the well, there was a tree (badly pruned!) consisting of two semi intertwined boughs and at this time of the year a couple of leaves. I could not examine properly in detail or even take a photo but t...
by MWP admin
Tue May 20, 2014 5:19 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Cape sorrel. The new version?
Replies: 13
Views: 24022

If you give a quick look at the Oxalis section of the website you would have the answer immediately.
by MWP admin
Mon May 19, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Cape sorrel. The new version?
Replies: 13
Views: 24022

More interesting would be the finding of Oxalis fontana, same habitat as O. corniculata but much rare. Another beautiful Oxalis is O. debilis with purple flowers and not invasive in our islands as their Cape sister, a garden escape in towns and old rural paths, but now it disappeared from such sites...
by MWP admin
Mon May 19, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Open discussion about Maltese flora
Topic: Tulipa, missed again
Replies: 13
Views: 17392

The law includes "possession" of protected species. :roll:
by MWP admin
Sun May 18, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: large unidentified plant
Replies: 8
Views: 10778

Thanks for reporting back. I assume you did your HW well because Aizoaceae tends to be tricky to identigy sometimes, but I think you are right.

Many Thanks BIRI
by MWP admin
Mon May 05, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Explorations, excursions and walks in the countryside
Topic: Orchids survey from Malta by Ian Brodie
Replies: 0
Views: 6623

Orchids survey from Malta by Ian Brodie

Mr. Ian brodie have visited Malta for over 2 weeks and botanised our islands mostly for Orchids. He wrote a diary and recorded the species he encountered and was happy to share the infor on the forum. I thought of posting it in this section for the moment. Many thanks to Ian for sharing these after ...
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: What's this
Replies: 3
Views: 5518

Wild Lobularia maritima can be like that and I even seen ones with pink-lilac flowers at the whereabouts of Ramla cliffs. I too was a bit puzzled, but then I convinved myself that they are all the same.
by MWP admin
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 6631

I generally agree with my colleagues, but next time post also the image of the leaves to be 100% sure. There are some varieties of other stone fruit trees which can have that colour. The leaves of peaches is quite unique. Nevertheless, I vote for Prunus persica for your photo
by MWP admin
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 7
Views: 8520

Did you photograph them from Dingli?
by MWP admin
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 7
Views: 8520

A recently new endemic species from Malta: Ophrys iricolor subsp. hospitalis (Delforge) Mifsud & Lewis Check profile on website for more info. You will be safer if you label it O.fusca s.l. though because certain groups of Ophrys are better identified in-situ due closely related species (Eg. O. lupe...