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Unknown

Observed: 7th July 2009 By: am9634
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
am9634’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

This is descendant of burning bush on mount sinai

Identifications
  • burning bush (unknown)
    Confidence: It might be this.
  • Cissus sp.
    Confidence: It might be this.
  •  
    Likely ID
    Holy bramble (Rubus sanctus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Kluut's picture

Cisus?

Burning bush is a name that has been applied to various plants and the most famous one has been linked to various species over the years.
The one in the photo' could be a species of cissus - the leaves would fit and so would the flower spikes if they are associated with the same plant.

Kluut's picture

Rubus

http://www.geographia.com/egypt/sinai/burningbush.htm

There is a mistake in this account in that rubus is stated as being a rose - it is not, it is the bramble genus, although they are part of the family rosaceae.

It has various synonyms and is native to a very large area of SE Europe and the Middle East.
http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?32442

jon kean's picture

When I visited Mount Sinnai

When I visited Mount Sinnai monastery, there was a fire extinguisher next to the burning bush!!

Jon Kean

Kluut's picture

Hmmmmmm

The power of faith............. ;-)

am9634's picture

Thanks for that

Thanks for that. I actually thought it looked like a bramble but did not think it would be so humble