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by jackpot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ? Setaria
Replies: 3
Views: 5170

I would name it as Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty', at least as a wild hybrid of its beautiful parents!
by jackpot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Strange red dry bush
Replies: 7
Views: 7465

Possibly it is a dead Cuscuta epithymum which has killed a shrub.
by jackpot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Orchids
Replies: 7
Views: 8518

I always name this types O. fusca s.l.
by jackpot
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: ID
Replies: 3
Views: 5614

I am 99.9% sure of C. epithymum :)
by jackpot
Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: fungus Ta'Qali
Replies: 4
Views: 7877

We have Boletus badius which looks like very similar to this one you posted, il-Pine!
by jackpot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: crawling plant
Replies: 4
Views: 5411

Well, confirm Kickxia spuria!
by jackpot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Are we sure it is Malus domestica?
Replies: 5
Views: 6270

I still accept M. domestica, and this one is certainly one of the 20.000 childs of their parents M. sieversii and M. sylvestris :D
by jackpot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ipomoea indica ?
Replies: 3
Views: 5266

Yes, MWP, rather strange but I would collect it still as indica.
by jackpot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Asparagus acutifolius ?
Replies: 4
Views: 6589

I am quite sure that this is aphyllus and not acutifolius with longer and thinner cladodes.
by jackpot
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Two Limonium species
Replies: 4
Views: 5843

Hi,
congratulation MWP that the forum survived, finally!
The white Limonium is an ornamental one, possibly L. perezii. The other one looks like L. zeraphae, due to the one-sided branches.
by jackpot
Wed May 02, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Food and Fodder Plants of Malta
Replies: 4
Views: 7149

Food and Fodder Plants of Malta

Hello, looks like that this nice forum became a sleepy period like in the fairy tail 'sleeping beauty'! Hope that this message is able to awake my Maltese friends with a news: I found in an announcement that our friend Hans Christian Weber wrote another book about Maltese Plants, which should be ava...
by jackpot
Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 10800

Hello you all,
sorry, I was rather busy in finishing another Malta book-
now its done but difficult to find a publisher.
Pine: you are right- this Schefflera is cultivated pretty rare in contrast to the smaller sisters.
by jackpot
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)
Replies: 7
Views: 10800

Hi, I am sad that you forgot the book about ornamentals (p 272-275).
:-D
by jackpot
Mon May 30, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: OK not many clues...
Replies: 4
Views: 9056

what about pics?
by jackpot
Mon May 30, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Kindly refresh memory - Tree id please!
Replies: 2
Views: 5704

I think we need a picture for id....
by jackpot
Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Are Fresia posoinous to bees?
Replies: 4
Views: 9019

Hi, we looked for this curiosity recently in Buskett and Victoria lines: No dead insects in the flowers or on the ground!
by jackpot
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: Open discussion
Topic: The Valentine Orchid
Replies: 5
Views: 9591

Viewing your first pic- it seems to be not a couple but a triple...
which is said to happens even on Valentines day!!! :-D
by jackpot
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Are Fresia posoinous to bees?
Replies: 4
Views: 9019

Interesting finding- we will look to it soon
:)
by jackpot
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: An aquatic plant (never seen one alike)
Replies: 5
Views: 8196

Ammi majus?
by jackpot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Monster Sonchus-like plant
Replies: 5
Views: 8067

agree with very variable Sonchus asper (or Urospermum picroides???)
by jackpot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: red fruits, plant ?
Replies: 4
Views: 8820

No, not different stages but different forma- try to taste the fruit: if it is very sharp it is Capsicum annuum var. annuum (Maltese: Bżar ikkulurit or Bżar ħelu) if it is really hot :oops: (I suppose all 4 pics) it is Capsicum frutescens (Maltese: Bżar aħmar or Felfel)
by jackpot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Monster Plant 1 (a Beta?)
Replies: 2
Views: 6497

me too :roll:
by jackpot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Ononis biflora ?
Replies: 5
Views: 7999

or a Melilotus?
by jackpot
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?
Replies: 9
Views: 15212

ok, yes, a fruit.... :-D
by jackpot
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: another quiz
Replies: 3
Views: 7652

Oxalis pes-caprae
Borago officinalis (?)
Anthirrinum (majus or tortuosum)

Great pics- very artistic, congratulation!
by jackpot
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?
Replies: 9
Views: 15212

only comments? :(
I would like to see concrete proposal due to the species! :shock:
by jackpot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Artichokes
Replies: 4
Views: 8655

Yes, involucral bracts of the inflorescence buds. Edible parts of the bud are the fleshy lower portions of the involucral bracts and the base (heart) of the bud. The immature flowers (florets) in the center of the bud is the so-called choke which becomes inedible with age.
by jackpot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?
Replies: 9
Views: 15212

Has anyone time at the end of the year for a quiz?

Any idea? The photo was taken surreptitious in Mgarr :roll:
by jackpot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A tecoma
Replies: 9
Views: 17056

Wowww... Having some free hours I am searching through the forum and found this topic- sorry that I am much delayed! :oops: Yes, it is Tecoma stans s.l., which has a number of varieties, ssp., and x (crossings) with different leaves and minor different flowers. Most common in Malta is the x smithii.
by jackpot
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Education and Quiz Mania
Topic: fall quiz
Replies: 7
Views: 12331

well well, I also forgot to clarify this one-
here is the flower!