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Index of Plant Families (6 families in this page)

EBENACEAE
Ebony
ERICACEAE
Heath
FRANKENIACEAE
Sea Heath
PRIMULACEAE
Primrose
SALICACEAE
Willow
TAMARICACEAE
Tamarix
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EBENACEAE
Gurke
( Ebony Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs; usually dioecious. Leaves simple, exstipulate, usually alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, usually 4- to 5- merous. Calyx often accrescent in fruit. Corolla sympetalous, urceolate-campanulate; lobes contorted. Male flowers with 14-24 stamens; female flowers with 8 staminodes. Ovary superior, 4- to 12- locular, with axile placentae. Fruit a large berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.f.

Main Synonym :
Diospyros chinensis
Kaki,
Japanese Persimmon,
Oriental Persimmon
Kaki May-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Date-Plum,
Lotus Persimmon,
Lotus Tree
Maltese Name Not Known May-Jul Normal Profile
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ERICACEAE
Juss.
( Heath Family )
Subfamalies: Enkianthoideae; Pyroloideae; Monotropoideae; Arbutoideae; Cassiopoideae; Ericoideae; Harrimanelloideae; Styphelioideae; Vaccinioideae

Family Description: Dwarf shrubs to small trees; leaves simple, exstipulate, usually evergreen. Flowers actinomorphic (rarely slightly zygomorphic), in racemes or umbels, or solitary or in clusters in the leaf-axils. Petals usually connate. Stamens twice as many as petals (rarely fewer), inserted on the receptacle or disc, but sometimes adnate to the extreme base of the corolla and falling with it; anthers usually opening by pores; pollen grains usually in tetrads. Ovary superior (rarely inferior); placentation axile; style single. Fruit a capsule, berry or drupe.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Strawberry Tree,
Arbutus
Imbrijagla Dec-Feb Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Heath,
Mediterranean Heather
Erika,
Leħjet Ix-xiħ,
Savina
Dec-Mar Detailed Profile
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FRANKENIACEAE
S.F. Gray
( Sea Heath Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or dwarf shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire, often ericoid; stipules absent. Flowers usually hermaphrodite. Sepals 4-6, connate for more than half their length. Petals 4-6, clawed, with a scale-like appendage on the claw. Stamens usually 6, in 2 whorls. Ovary superior, fertile only in the lower half, 1-locular; placentation parietal; ovules numerous. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds endospermous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Frankenia laevis var. hirsuta
Hairy Sea Heath Erba Franka Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Heath Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Annual Sea Heath,
European Sea Heath
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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PRIMULACEAE
Vent.
( Primrose Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, rarely dwarf shrubs. Leaves exstipulate, usually simple. Flowers 5(to 7)-merous, actinomorphic (rarely zygomorphic), sympetalous. Stamens epipetalous, opposite the corolla-lobes; staminodes sometimes present. Ovary 1-locular, superior (rarely semi-inferior), with 1-numerous ovules and basal, free-central placenta; style simple. Fruit a capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Lysimachia arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel,
Red Pimpernel,
Red Chickweed
Ħarira ħamra Feb-Jul Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
Lysimachia foemina
Blue Pimpernel,
Poorman's Wetherglass
Ħarira Kaħla Feb-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Brookweed,
Seaside Brookweed,
Water Pimpernel
Ħarira Tal-ilma Mar-Sep Normal Profile
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SALICACEAE
Mirbel
( Willow Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Dioecious. Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, very rarely opposite; stipules present. Flowers subtended by bracts and arranged in catkins; perianth absent; glands present, sometimes nectariferous. Male flowers with 2 to many stamens; filaments filiform, free or more or less united. Female flowers with 1 unilocular carpel with 2-4 parietal placentae; ovules numerous, ascending, anatropous. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by 2-4 valves. Seeds numerous, very small, each with a tuft of long hairs.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Moench

Main Synonym :
Populus canadensis
White Poplar Siġra Tal-Luq,
Luqa
Feb-Mar Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Willow Żafżafa Kbira,
Safsafa Kbira
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Willow Żafżafa żgħira,
Safsafa żgħira
Jan-Feb Normal Profile
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TAMARICACEAE
Link
( Tamarix Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, usually ericoid. Flowers solitary or in spike-like racemes, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or slightly united at the base; petals 4-5, free; stamens 4 to numerous, free or partly united. Ovary superior, of 3-5 carpels; placentation parietal. Fruit a septicidal capsule; seeds numerous, with numerous long, unicellular hairs.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Poiret

Main Synonym :
Tamarix hispanica
African Tamarisk Bruka Jan-Mar Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Tamarix anglica
Common Tamarisk,
French Tamarisk
Bruka Franċiża Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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