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Reputed to be the plant that was used to make the biblical crown of thorns,typical shrub of dry areas in the Mediterranean.Has interesting circular shaped fruits.
David J Trevan
Pedantic, I know, but there should not be a gap before the hyphen in your ID, and, in your note, there is only one 'i' required in christi.
Sorry, but I suppose these things do matter, in terms of scientific names.
Forgive me! ;)
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Thanks for pointing that out Ophrys, I'm aware of that, more a case of being a one fingered typist I suppose!
You are forgiven!
I'm generally quite fussy about names myself and incorrect nomenclature drives me nuts, my only excuse is that I had one eye on the tv last night when I made this id!
Thanks for pointing that out Ophrys, I'm aware of that, more a case of being a one figured typist I suppose!
You are forgiven!
Couldn't believe my eyes last night!You have effectively hijacked my id of Paliurus on the basis that I put a gap before the hyphen in the specific name.I did accurately identify the plant by genus, species, common name and family, the only fault was with a gap in the binomial!
By your own admission in your comment, you are being pedantic.You could at least have agreed with my id and submitted a revision which others including myself could agree with!
I felt particularly pleased to identify this plant as I have known it for many years having first encountered it in Northern Greece in the 1970's, I don't think it is generally well known outside the world of botanic gardens in the UK,seems rather mean spirited not to give me some credit!
Yes, sorry, I could have done what you suggest.
Certainly didn't intend to hijack your sighting! If you enter it again, I shall agree.
It is ridiculous, isn't it, but if another of the same species was posted, I don't think yours would appear beneath, just due to a hyphen! Annoying that correcting it then makes me seem pedantic (but I knew it would!)
Many thanks Ian, I knew you were not a mean man and Merry Xmas!
I have resubmitted as you suggested!
I guess this plant takes me back to 1971 to be precise when I was a student at Kew and spent a month collecting Alpines for Kew in the mountains of Northern Greece, and getting as close as we could to the Albanian border!Great times, but first saw Paliurus on this trip by the hectare!
Interestingly, their is a good stand of it in Ventnor Botanic Gardens, a mile up the road from where I live
Your pictures are prettier!
The habitat seems similar - scrub on karst.
Little did I know what I was starting when I posted my observation!! Yes, that is two exclamtion marks.
Anyway thank you all for helping identify a number of photos that I havn't had any success with until I found ISpot, or to be pedantic iSpot. It is great.
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