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by Sigra
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tree at Mesquite Square, Mdina
Replies: 12
Views: 24572

maybe Crategus, Morus or Acer (campestre)?
by Sigra
Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: injama ta' l-aħmar
Replies: 3
Views: 6744

Thank you very much RB

What made you think that it is the 'Pseudotsuga menziesii'?

And do you know if “injama ta' l-abjadâ€￾, refers to the Picea abies or just any Picea?
by Sigra
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: injama ta' l-aħmar
Replies: 3
Views: 6744

injama ta' l-aħmar

Hi everybody,

Had no clue in what section I should put my question. Stephen, if you want to move it to somewehre else, no problem.

I just learnt, that the expression “injama ta' l-abjadâ€￾, refers to the Picea (Picea abies?). However I couldn't find, to what tree refers the expression “injama ta' l-aħmarâ€￾. Does anyone know more about this?

Thanks
by Sigra
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Blue Butterfly
Replies: 2
Views: 8959

by Sigra
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID please
Replies: 4
Views: 8092

Prunus persica, Peach Tree, I suppose.
by Sigra
Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 7
Views: 10494

Hi Xilpa,

nearly sure this is an Ophrys. Which one I don't know, many hybrids.

sigra
by Sigra
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: A meeting of green flies
Replies: 7
Views: 11469

Great pictures !!!

Prosit!
by Sigra
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Arbutus unedo
Replies: 4
Views: 8901

Yes Stephen, it was there! :-)
Grazzi
by Sigra
Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Arbutus unedo
Replies: 4
Views: 8901

Thank you il-pine,

Will look out for them when near Mellieħa.
by Sigra
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Arbutus unedo
Replies: 4
Views: 8901

Arbutus unedo

Hi everybody,

Does anybody know, where in Malta I could find an "Arbutus unedo" tree? Is there one in San Anton Gardens?
I've never seen one in real.

Thank you
Il-Ħadd it-tajjeb lil kulħadd.
by Sigra
Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Rocks, Fossils and Geology
Topic: Fossilised plants ?
Replies: 4
Views: 14920

Thank you for your considered answer. Grazzi! However, I did some more "googeling" and found the following explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrite_(crystal) Mineralogy and palaeontology In palaeontology, dendritic mineral crystal forms are often mistaken for fossils. These pseudo fossils ...
by Sigra
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Maltese idioms and proverbs using names of plants and animals
Topic: Il-Plejju
Replies: 3
Views: 12467

Tassew. This I was been told by a grandpa.
Actually he said 'In May burn even the Plejju because everything is very dry'.
by Sigra
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Rocks, Fossils and Geology
Topic: Fossilised plants ?
Replies: 4
Views: 14920

Fossilised plants ?

Hi to everybody,

I’m really glad this forum is back :-D ! Grazzi !

In Floriana I found these pavement stones.
Now, I wonder, are these "patterns" artificial and of no importance or are these fossilised plants? And if so, do you happen to know what plant this is?

Thank you
by Sigra
Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: Maltese idioms and proverbs using names of plants and animals
Topic: Xita f' April
Replies: 0
Views: 5149

Xita f' April

Xita f' April karru deheb fin
by Sigra
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: Maltese idioms and proverbs using names of plants and animals
Topic: Il-Plejju
Replies: 3
Views: 12467

Il-Plejju

F' Mejju aħraq anka il-plejju.
by Sigra
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Delphinium / Pedidalwett ?
Replies: 3
Views: 9380

Thank you, il-Pine
by Sigra
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Delphinium / Pedidalwett ?
Replies: 3
Views: 9380

Delphinium / Pedidalwett ?

Hi to everybody

Near Mosta we found a plant where we are not sure, have different meanings, what kind of plant this is.
Seems to be no maltese wild plant. Maybe some kind of Delphinium / Pedidalwett? What do you think?

Thank you
sigra
by Sigra
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 13800

M'hemmx imniex.

L-espressjoni «Sigra tal-Qarnit» inħobbha ħafna! :D

sigra
by Sigra
Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 13800

my guess is:

Schefflera actinophylla - is there a maltese name?

sigra
by Sigra
Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: tree id pls
Replies: 7
Views: 10630

Hi everybody,

my guess is Brachychiton acerifolius.

http://www.hear.org/starr/images/image/ ... 0&o=plants

According to H.C.Weber: "... a total of about 50 speciemes were planted for the first time in Malta (e.g. St.Julians).

sigra
by Sigra
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Rocks, Fossils and Geology
Topic: 5 lane cart ruts
Replies: 2
Views: 8317

Wow, this is worth to be reported to “Heritage Malta”! I’ve never seen or heard of five of them, all parallel. But that doesn’t mean anything; I’m not an expert. In the booklet “Cart-Ruts”, by David Trump there are mentioned: three rut groups duplicated tracks ruts forming a fork multiple groups pai...
by Sigra
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: I know it is " TUT" but what is the real name?
Replies: 2
Views: 7895

you mean this one? :)

Toni taħna tani tina, talli tajtu tuta tajba. Trid taraħ lil Toni tagħna tiela' it-tela tat-Tintillu. Tatinix tonn tinten, tin tonn tajjeb. ta' Ton'.

The tut you will find here:
http://www.maltawildplants.com/MORA/Morus_nigra.php

sigra
by Sigra
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...
Replies: 26
Views: 30979

Re: Weird fruit-not apple or lemon...

( P.S. I believe the ancient Maltese basket is also an old standard measure of volume-can someone confirm please? Thanks in advance--Ian) Acording to Joseph Aquilina, Maltese-English Dictionary: Mezza, pl. mezez is ......... - Wicker basket for fruit, tomatoes etc. smaller than a qartalla. - Weight...
by Sigra
Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Large Yellow bells on woody shrub?
Replies: 6
Views: 16542

To me these two plants don’t look identical; I rather think the second one could be a Campsis radicans, not sure.

sigra
by Sigra
Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Large Yellow bells on woody shrub?
Replies: 6
Views: 16542

Solandra maxima,
also known as Cup of Gold Vine, Golden Chalice Vine, or Hawaiian Lily

sigra
by Sigra
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Please Help identify Scolopendr's.
Replies: 4
Views: 8762

by Sigra
Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Reptiles and Amphibians
Topic: chameleon
Replies: 12
Views: 33486

xilpa wrote:What do you do to make it turn green ?
....
Swearing at them in Maltese (as they are natives of NA they should understand me as Maltese is very similar to Arabic) doesn't do the trick either.
What's your secret ?
Tidgħix! Kanta ħelu! :D

Sigra
by Sigra
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Mellieha
Replies: 5
Views: 12622

I dont really know, maybe this will help you… Spring water was provided from the water-table under the Main street "Strada Reale", pass through the Grotto of Our Lady of Mellieha "Strada Nona" and kept running until reaches the valley spring at "Wied tal-Madonna". http://sites.google.com/site/maltes...
by Sigra
Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: red fruits, plant ?
Replies: 4
Views: 10829

Thanks a lot to both of you.

The link is very helpful. Didn’t think the fruits vary as much.

Grazzi hafna
Sigra
by Sigra
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: red fruits, plant ?
Replies: 4
Views: 10829

red fruits, plant ?

Does anyone know this plant/plants? A and B look very similar, apart from the fruit. The pictures taken in October, pots in front of houses in San Giljan.

Thanks Sigra