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after a long break...

Post by jackpot » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:04 pm

Hi guys,
3 new quizzies...
a111. a non-botanical one: where is this in Malta?
b222. an ornamental plant (frequently grown in Malta)
c333. a wild one (common distributed in the wild)

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:48 pm

C: I am eating so much here that I was going to say Blåbär - Vaccinium myrtillus (looks a bit like the pic) but of course, these forest berries are not found in Malta.

http://www.rolv.no/urtemedisin/medisinp ... cc_myr.htm

Well, pic C333 is the fruit of Helix hedera


B: needs further studying :-)


A: Somewhere facing East / SouthEast !
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Post by wolf » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:54 am

first pic looks like the fortizza in sliema

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Post by jackpot » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:50 am

very good- you both are right!

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Post by jackpot » Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:44 am

what about b222?

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Post by jackpot » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:33 am

Hint to b222:
it is a tree grown in Malta`s public gardens (San Anton, Romeo Romano, The Palace (courtyard of the Grandmaster’s Palace “Prince Albert”).

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Post by RB » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:48 pm

Give us a leaf...

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Post by jackpot » Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:25 pm

here we are :D
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Post by RB » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:11 am

Ahhh OK! I have one of these it is now about 3-4 m high but I forgot the name. I think that I only saw these in public gardens. Nice tree! I do not think I ever looked so close at the seeds though except a long time ago, when I sowed the seeds for this one I have.

Maybe I remember the name...

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Post by jackpot » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:42 pm

there are no more hints needed because the signs are on the trees at the locations named above- so I still wait for the correct name!
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Post by RB » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:07 pm

Yes I know that too! In fact I took a mental note of the name but hey I also made sure to erase it ;-)

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Post by RB » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:09 pm

Yes I know that too! In fact I took a mental note of the name but hey I also made sure to erase it ;-)

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Post by jackpot » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:00 am

ok, next time you have a cappucino at Cordina you can change your mental note into the real name of this tree by moving the few steps to the Palace: I will pay your Cappu in spring 08 in the case you write the real name in this forum until the end of this month :-D

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Post by jackpot » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:07 am

RB (and the others!) not yet visited Cordina? :(

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Post by MWP admin » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:46 am

I had a vague guess on Ailanthus and Sambucus, but on checking up, they are not the quiz plant (and RB would have guessed before to these plants). Are there any more clues left?
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Post by jackpot » Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:00 am

I repeat my hint: it is a tree grown in Malta`s public gardens and showing the name label (e.g. in San Anton Gardens, or in The Palace: courtyard of the Grandmaster’s Palace “Prince Albert”, close to Cafe Cordina in Valletta).
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Post by RB » Wed Sep 12, 2007 2:15 pm

Well mine is here, but there was no name on it ;-)
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Post by jackpot » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:19 pm

ok RB, for a beer in february/march I put a label on it
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Post by MWP admin » Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:29 pm

:-D Good one JP !!!

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Post by RB » Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:27 am

Ok ok Sapindus indica - but is that what you wrote?? I read Sophora??

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:07 pm

Maybe the label needs some refurbishment. I cannot read a 'd' in the last 3 letters of the Genus. Maybe the bits get lost in the compressiion...
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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:33 pm

:-D

This one is worth a beer :-D

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Post by jackpot » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:31 pm

Actually, it is Harpullia pendula, but interestingly, in Malta all labelled trees have the wrong name “Sapindus indica”. In fact the name Sapindus indicus exists, which is a synonym of the true Sapindus saponaria, which is also present in San Anton (as well as the Fabatschea Sophora japonica, ok, well done, RB).
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Post by MWP admin » Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:37 pm

It's true, I found a couple of mistakes in the names at San Anton Garden, and time ago I have raised the problem in the forum. It is a shame knowing that students are often taken to this garden for educational purposes. :shock:
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:37 am

Finally I found the image which looks same as Quiz B. I was wondering what is the difference between Harpullia arborea and Harpullia pendula ? I identified mine as H. arborea but not sure now?!
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Post by jackpot » Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:09 pm

yes you are right- both are present in Malta

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Post by MWP admin » Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:15 pm

Ok, thanks alot JP. I am trying to find some key to distinguish them, but probably it is a very minor thing.
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