Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)

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Tropical looking ornamental tree (Xewkija)

Post by MWP admin » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:34 pm

Hi, While queing in traffic along the main road of Xewkija to Victoria, I spotted this tree in a front garden. It looked tropical to me, interestingly with the leaves arranged in whorls, long stalked, radiating out like a fan. The inflorescence (or fruit?) was at the top, like reddish horizontal spikes. The tree was some 6m tall and could not examine much else taking photos.
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Post by Sigra » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:15 pm

my guess is:

Schefflera actinophylla - is there a maltese name?

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:50 pm

Great, thank you sigra - you are right.

I don't think there is a maltese name, but we can adapt a name quickly:

1) Sigra tal-Umbrella
2) Sigra tal-Qarnit

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Post by Sigra » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:37 pm

M'hemmx imniex.

L-espressjoni «Sigra tal-Qarnit» inħobbha ħafna! :D

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Post by jackpot » Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:47 am

Hi, I am sad that you forgot the book about ornamentals (p 272-275).
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Post by MWP admin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:25 pm

Hi Jackpot - how are you???

I am actually more sad with my eyesight that I did not spot the tree after a quick browse in your book. I did not even had an idea on the family to search carefully.

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:33 pm

hehe how is our dear Jackpot!

regards the tree, never saw anything like it in Malta :shock:

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Post by jackpot » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:28 pm

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.

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