Bright green, delicate, pinnate leaves.

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Bright green, delicate, pinnate leaves.

Post by MWP admin » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:44 am

No flowers, no fruit to help us out, though the leaves might be enough for ornamental plant lovers. I had a first impression on a Ruscus / Ruscaceae, but a quick internet image search did not matched anything really good.

The leaves were very thin, smooth and delicate. The plant was multi-branched that you cannot distinguish any main stem (thus looked like a small bush). I also noted curved pale-green tiny appendages under the leaf petiole (=stipules ?) This gave me the impression of some sort of gracile Asparagaceae, but again nothing good was found.


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Post by Sigra » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:26 pm

Hi Stephen,

I am pretty sure that this is Polygonatum odoratum/multiflorum

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Post by MWP admin » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:15 pm

Great sigra - many thanks and yes, it should be that Genus from what I've seen on the net. So it was a Ruscaceae as one of my suspects :roll: ! The names given to Polygonatum multiflorum are Solomon's-seal, David's-harp, Ladder-to-heaven - quite nice, bounty names.

I will follow the plant for full ID.
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Post by IL-PINE » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:11 am

has beautiful leaves

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Post by jackpot » Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:32 am

no, neither Ruscaceae nor Polygonatum- it is Asparagus asparagoides, growing in Malta e.g. between the pruned hedges of Ganado Garden :)

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:04 pm

Asparagus asparagoides:-

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Polygonatum multiflorum :-

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:08 pm

The Polygonatum has a good similarity to my specimen, but I must say that it is Aspargus asparagoides. One feature is the alternate leaves (compared to opposite in Polygonatum). The Genera I suspected in wher quite close...

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Post by Sigra » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:05 pm

Yes, and the occurrence is quite different.

Polygonatum multiflorum you will not find in Malta I suppose. Didn't consider this.

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Post by IL-PINE » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:25 am

x'inhi helwa

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