NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is 3

  • 55 Replies
  • 14868 Views
*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2011, 09:46:12 PM »
No it's not P. r. Also the timing is relevant but I can't imagine that will help many of you!
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

JTh

  • Hero Member
    • Email
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2011, 10:17:01 PM »
You are right, no help at all
Retired veterinary surgeon by training with a PhD in parasitology,  but worked as a virologist since 1992.
Member of the MGS  since 2004. Gardening in Oslo and to a limited extent in Halkidiki, Greece.

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2011, 10:31:28 PM »
Well I hope this is more entertaining than me posting a picture and Oron just saying what it is!
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

MikeHardman

  • Hero Member
    • www.mikehardman.com
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2011, 11:50:01 PM »
some paraphernalia in an orchid flower?
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2011, 10:09:59 AM »
Nowhere near.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

MikeHardman

  • Hero Member
    • www.mikehardman.com
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2011, 10:27:47 PM »
Anemone (or maybe Ranunculus or Aquilegia) 'fruit' somewhere between petal fall and achene development?
No - Caltha might be a bit closer.
Anyway - some Ranunculid?
Actually - how about a Clematis tangutica flower bud? (no - it can't be that lumpy can it?)
arghhh!
Different tack - immature lychee fruit?
« Last Edit: August 26, 2011, 10:54:17 PM by MikeHardman »
Mike
Geologist by Uni training, IT consultant, Referee for Viola for Botanical Society of the British Isles, commissioned author and photographer on Viola for RHS (Enc. of Perennials, The Garden, The Plantsman).
I garden near Polis, Cyprus, 100m alt., on marl, but have gardened mainly in S.England

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #36 on: August 26, 2011, 11:34:50 PM »
Nope.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

Hilary

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2011, 08:11:10 AM »
Can we ask
Is it edible?
MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2011, 01:01:42 PM »
Definitely not. At least to humans. Though I have seen rodents eat it.
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

oron peri

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
    • http://www.greentours.co.uk/Leader/Oron-Peri/
    • Email
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2011, 06:03:41 PM »
Euphorbia mellifera fruit.
Garden Designer, Bulb man, Botanical tours guide.
Living and gardening in Tivon, Lower Galilee region, North Israel.
Min temp 5c Max 42c, around 450mm rain.

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2011, 10:22:19 PM »
Well Oron you are very nearly right. Should I let you struggle on and demand the correct identification? Yes for a while!
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2011, 09:34:54 AM »
OK you are half right!
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.

*

oron peri

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
    • http://www.greentours.co.uk/Leader/Oron-Peri/
    • Email
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #42 on: August 29, 2011, 10:15:27 AM »
Ha.. well, that would be easy as there are only 2008 Species of Euophorbia.. ;D
Garden Designer, Bulb man, Botanical tours guide.
Living and gardening in Tivon, Lower Galilee region, North Israel.
Min temp 5c Max 42c, around 450mm rain.

*

JTh

  • Hero Member
    • Email
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #43 on: August 29, 2011, 10:21:05 AM »
Exactly!
Retired veterinary surgeon by training with a PhD in parasitology,  but worked as a virologist since 1992.
Member of the MGS  since 2004. Gardening in Oslo and to a limited extent in Halkidiki, Greece.

*

John

  • Hero Member
Re: Gues what this is 3
« Reply #44 on: August 29, 2011, 11:34:42 PM »
No, you are literally half right!
John
Horticulturist, photographer, author, garden designer and plant breeder; MGS member and RHS committee member. I garden at home in SW London and also at work in South London.