An ornamental with medevial-like fruit

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Have you ever seen this ornamental plant in Malta ?

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An ornamental with medevial-like fruit

Post by MWP admin » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:15 pm

This is a purely cultivated specimen in Gozo, and actually I only seen like it in this garden. The fruit were very conspicuous and finally I parked the car to check the plant. The flowers were also very peculiar, like the fruit a ball with long non-hard spines looking like samoe ball-head hammer weapon of medevial battles!

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Arbutus unedo was the closest I could match (just a wild idea from the fruit).

I think I saw a similar specimen in Swede.
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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 pm

Gomphocarpus fruticosus. Weber pg 232

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Post by jackpot » Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:23 pm

:-D

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:32 am

Thanks to both. Seen it also in Sweden.
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Post by IL-PINE » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:34 pm

well Profs' book is very useful :)

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