Moroccan Plants needing identification

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  1. Dar Balmira

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    Anyone who can help with plant or/and insect identification please be in contact. Your help is appreciated!

    Jearld
     

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  2. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi!

    1. Silene (colorata?)
    2. Arum (hygrophyllum?)
    3. Ricinus communis
    4. Zantedeschia aethiopica
    6. Anacyclus maroccanus
    7. Allium ampeloprasum
    8. Fagonia sp.
    9. Thymbra capitata (?)
    10. Gladiolus sp.
    11. Anchusa azurea + Reseda (alba?)
    12. Lavatera sp.
    14. Carduncellus pinnatus
    15. Lavatera (maritima?)
    16. Muscari comosum
    17. Roemeria hybrida
    18. Chamaerops humilis (?)
    19. Ficus carica
    21. Orobanche sp.
    22. Gladiolus sp.
    23. Allium sp.
    24. Ranunculus sp.
    26. Euphorbia characias
    27. Paronychia (argentea?)
    28. Cistus (albidus?)
    29. Hippuris vulgaris + Batrachium sp.
    30. Adonis (annua?) + Galactites elegans
    31. Carduus sp. (?)
    32. Barlia robertiana
    35. Convolvulus (tricolor?)
    36. Lobularia maritima + Rhodalsine geniculata
    38. Lavatera (maritima?)
    39. Anchusa azurea
     
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  3. Dar Balmira

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    Dear Lila:
    Incredibly fast response! I may be able to put another batch together but I'll be leaving to return to Canada to enjoy the freezing weather of February and return to Morocco just as the glorious spring with all its flowering plants starts once again. I really appreciate your help.

    Jearld
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    18: Moroccan Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis var. argentea, with Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis behind.
    34: Prickly Juniper Juniperus oxycedrus.
     
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    At first glance, I thought #32 was a Dactylorhiza. Thanks for posting these pics - I never knew about the orchid genus Barlia before!

    I love that pic of the Palms too! Must be a great place to visit!
     
  6. Tony Rodd

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    6. The purple-flowered plant looks like something in the Campanulaceae. The nearest genus I can suggest is Legousia, though with great doubt.
     
  7. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    (6. is maybe a Campanula filicaulis...)
     
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    Beautiful flowers; certainly a lot more scenery than just sand. Were these pics taken in the mountains?
     
  10. Dar Balmira

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    I think your e-mail is based upon the assumption that Morocco is a desert with little greenery. In fact only on the eastern side does the Sahara begin, occupying between 20-30% of the land. Morocco is a very long and somewhat narrow country that goes through several zone changes in climate and rainfall. In addition it has four distinct and sizable mountain ranges: the Rif in the north, followed by the Middle Atlas, the High Atlas and finally the Anti-Atlas.

    Morocco does seem to have an incredible variety of plant life and this has fascinated me since I first travelled here decades ago. A few of the pictures posted were taken in a small mountain range near the Algerian border. This range is known as the Beni Snassen range and a chunk of it is designated as a National Park.

    I hope my reply helps you better understand North Africa's botanical richness.
     
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    I found this clump of old palms in the Beni Snassen Mountains north of Oujda. It's a small and quite interesting mountain range with lots of unusual plants, insects and bird life. Similar to another interesting area in the Middle Atlas (Oum el Rabia or Mother of Springs) a large aquifer is the source of a major stream inside an area now set aside as some sort of park/protected zone. Very few people live in or visit the area, at least when I was there last April.
     
  12. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Have you been to the Oued-n-Fiis valley to see Cupressus atlantica?
     

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