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Index of Plant Families (6 families in this page)

BOMBACACEAE
Bombax
CRASSULACEAE
Stonecrop
EUPHORBIACEAE
Spurge
MALVACEAE
Mallow
PITTOSPORACEAE
Pittosporum
SAXIFRAGACEAE
Saxifrage
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BOMBACACEAE
Kunth
( Bombax Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Description text for this family is under progress and unavailable at the moment ...
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(A.St.-Hil. A.Juss. & Cambess.) Ravenna

Main Synonym :
Chorisia speciosa
Floss-silk Tree Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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CRASSULACEAE
DC.
( Stonecrop Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, rarely small shrubs. Leaves undivided, exstipulate, more or less succulent. Flowers regular, usually in cymes, less often in spikes or racemes or solitary in the leaf-axils. Sepals 3 to c. 20, united or free; petals as many, united or free; stamens hypogynous or epipetalous, equal in number to the petals or, more frequently, twice as many. Carpels superior, equal in number to the petals, free or slightly connate at the base, developing into follicles. Scale-like nectaries usually present between the stamens and carpels.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Webb & Berthelot

Main Synonym :
Sempervivum arboreum
Tree House-Leek,
Tree Aeonium,
Purple Aeonium
Kalluwa,
Siġret Il-kalli
Dec-Feb Normal Profile
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Lester-Garland

Main Synonym :
Crassula muscosa
Mossy Stonecrop,
Moss Pygmyweed
Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Mar Normal Profile
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(Willdenow) Roth

Main Synonym :
Bulliarda vaillantii
Narrow-leaved Mossy Stonecrop Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier

Main Synonym :
Bryophyllum daigremontianum
Devil's Backbone,
Alligator's Plant,
Mexican Hat Plant
Maltese Name Not Known ? Normal Profile
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Eckl. & Zeyh.

Main Synonym :
Bryophyllum tubiflorum
Mother Of Millions,
Mother Of Thousands,
Chandelier Plant
Maltese Name Not Known ? Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Sedum vermiculifolium
White Stonecrop Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Sedum heptapetalum
Azure Stonecrop,
Blue Stonecrop
Beżżulet Il-baqra Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Cavanilles) DC.

Main Synonym :
Sedum rubrum
Broad-leaved Stonecrop Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Sedum burnatii
Thick-leaved Stonecrop,
Corsican Stonecrop
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Sedum marichalii
Coastal Stonecrop,
Sea Stonecrop
Beżżul Il-baqra Safra Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Sedum ibicense
Red Stonecrop Beżżul Il-baqra ħamra Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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(Jacquin) Pau

Main Synonym :
Sedum altissimum
Mediterranean Stonecrop,
Pale Stonecrop
Sedum Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Asterosedum stellatum
Starry Stonecrop Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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(Gussone) DC.

Main Synonym :
Umbilicus intermedium
Narrow Navelwort,
Pennywort
Żokret L-għaġuża Apr-May Normal Profile
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(Salisbury) Dandy

Main Synonym :
Umbilicus vulgaris
Wall Navelwort Żokret L-għaġuża Apr-May Normal Profile
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EUPHORBIACEAE
Juss.
( Spurge Family )
Subfamalies: Acalyphoideae; Crotonoideae; Euphorbioideae

Family Description: Dioecious or monoecious herbs or shrubs, often with latex. Leaves usually alternate, simple; usually stipulate. Flowers usually actinomorphic, often apetalous and sometimes without sepals. Male flowers with one to many stamens with free or connate filaments. Female flowers with a usually 3-locular superior ovary and 3 styles; disc usually present, annular, pulvinate or cyathiform; ovules 1-2 in each loculus. Fruit a capsule, often dehiscing explosively; seeds often carunculate.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Andrachne,
False Orpine,
Bastard Orpine
Andrakne Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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(L.) A. Jussieu

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dyer's Litmus,
Turnsole,
Croton
Turnasol Jun-Sep Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Aleppo Spurge Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Chamaesyce canescens
Small Spurge Ġemmugħa May-Nov Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Large Mediterranean Spurge,
Large Spurge,
Wulffen Spurge
Tengħud Tal-Ħaġar Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Tree Spurge,
Woody Spurge
Tengħud Tas-Siġra Dec-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dwarf Spurge Tenghud Irqiq Jan-May Normal Profile
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Kramer & Westra

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Dwarf Spurge Tengħud Irqiq Ta' Malta Jan-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sun Spurge,
Sun Euphorbia,
Madwoman's Milk
Tengħud Raddiena Nov-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Euphorbia pubescens
Hairy Spurge,
Pubescent Spurge
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Chamaesyce maculata
Spotted Spurge,
Spotted Sandmat
Ġemmugħa ħamra Apr-Nov Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Smooth Creeping Milkweed,
Pencil Milk Bush
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Euphorbia characias var. melapetala
Large Sicilian Spurge Tengħud Tal-Ħaġar Sqalli Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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Parlatore

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Spurge Tengħud Tax-Xagħri Nov-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Spurge Tengħud Tar-Ramel Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Chamaesyce peplis
Purple Spurge Ġemmugħa Tar-ramel Apr-Nov Normal Profile
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(Gouan) Rouy

Main Synonym :
Euphorbia peplus var. minima
Dwarf Petty Spurge Tengħud Ċkejken Tal-ġonna Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Euphorbia calabrica
Petty Spurge,
Radium Weed,
Cancer Plant
Tengħud Tal-ġonna Oct-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pine Spurge Tengħud Komuni Feb-Nov Normal Profile
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Willdenow

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Poinsettia Punsjetta Winter Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Coastal Spurge,
False Caper,
Geraldton Carnation Weed
Tengħud Tax-Xatt Apr-Aug Normal Profile
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L. fil.

Main Synonym :
Merculialis annua var. ambigua
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Nov-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Annual Mercury,
Mercury Weed
Burikba Nov-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Castor Oil Tree,
Castor Bean
Riġnu Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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MALVACEAE
Juss.
( Mallow Family )
Subfamalies: Bombacoideae; Brownlowioideae; Byttnerioideae; Dombeyoideae; Grewioideae; Helicteroideae; Malvoideae; Sterculioideae; Tilioideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or small trees with simple (but sometimes deeply palmatisect), alternate, stipulate leaves. Flowers regular, hermaphrodite. Bracteoles usually present immediately below the calyx, forming an epicalyx. Sepals 5, united at the base; petals 5, free or united slightly at the base. Stamens numerous, the filaments united for most of their length to form a tube which surrounds the ovary and styles. Ovary superior, of 4 or more (usually numerous) carpels; styles usually free. Fruit a schizocarp or a loculicidal capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Medicus

Main Synonym :
Abutilon avicennae
Velvetleaf,
China Jute,
Butterprint
Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Nov Normal Profile
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Berger

Main Synonym :
Alcea ficifolia
Common Hollyhock,
St. Joseph's Staff
Bastun Ta' San Ġuzepp Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hispid Marshmallow,
Rough Marshmallow,
Hairy Marshmallow
Ħobbejża Sufija Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Schott & Endl.) R. Br.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Kurrajong Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Gossypium stocksii
Levant Cotton,
Hairless Cotton,
Arabian Cotton
Qotton Malti Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Gossypium mexicanum
American Cotton,
American Upland Cotton,
Bourbon Cotton
Qotton Ta' Gallipoli Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rose Of China,
Chinese Hibiscus,
Tropical Hibiscus
Babiskuwa Jun-Sep Normal Profile
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Don

Main Synonym :
Hibiscus patersonii
Primrose Tree,
Cow Itch Tree,
Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Lagunarja Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Lavatera dendromorpha
Tree Mallow Ħobbejża Tas-siġra Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Lavatera cavanillesii
Cornish Mallow,
Smaller Tree Mallow
Ħobbejża Wieqfa Feb-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Stegia trimestris
Rose Mallow,
Annual Mallow,
Royal Mallow
Ħobbejża Tal-warda Kbira Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Mallow Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Mallow Ħobbejża Tat-toroq Mar-May Normal Profile
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Allioni

Main Synonym :
Malva montana
Southern Mallow,
Bull Mallow
Ħobbejża Mitfija Mar-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Malva microcarpa
Least Mallow,
Cheeseweed Mallow
Ħobbejża Tal-warda żgħira Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Malva hirsuta
Common Mallow Ħobbejża Tar-raba,
Ħobbejża Komuni
Feb-May Normal Profile
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(Cav.) G. Don

Main Synonym :
Sphaeralcea umbellata
Mexican Bush Mallow Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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PITTOSPORACEAE
R. Br.
( Pittosporum Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, usually entire, alternate, exstipulate. Flowers regular, usually hermaphrodite, solitary or in cymes. Sepals 5, imbricate; petals 5, imbricate, often connate by the claws; limb recurved or patent. Stamens 5, hypogynous, free. Ovary superior, with 2, rarely 3-5 carpels. Fruit a capsule or berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Thunberg ex Murray) Aiton f.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Japanese Mock Orange,
Shrubby Putterlick,
Japanese Cheesewood
Pittosporum Summer Normal Profile
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SAXIFRAGACEAE
Juss.
( Saxifrage Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, mostly perennial. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, usually in cymes (rarely solitary or in racemes). Petals usually 4 or 5; sometimes absent. Stamens twice as many as the sepals, or rarely equal in number or fewer. Carpels 2; united below but usually divergent above; styles free. Ovary superior, semi-inferior or almost inferior. Fruit a capsule. Seeds numerous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rue-leaved Saxifrage Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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