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An ornamental with medevial-like fruit

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:15 pm
by MWP admin
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!


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

I think I saw a similar specimen in Swede.

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:48 pm
Gomphocarpus fruticosus. Weber pg 232

Posted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:23 pm
by jackpot

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:32 am
by MWP admin
Thanks to both. Seen it also in Sweden.

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:34 pm
well Profs' book is very useful :)