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Index of Plant Families (3 families in this page)

CAESALPINIACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Caesalpinia
FABACEAE
Pea
MIMOSACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Acacias
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CAESALPINIACEAE
R. Br.
( Caesalpinia Family )

Recently placed in the Fabaceae 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
(Wallich ex Hook.)Wallich ex D. Dietr.

Main Synonym :
Poinciana gilliesii
Yellow Bird Of Paradise,
Dwarf Poinciana,
Mexican Bird Of Paradise
Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Biancaea sappan
Sappanwood,
Indian Brazilwood,
Bukkun Wood
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Carob,
St. John's Bread,
Locust Bean
Ħarruba Oct-Nov Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Judas Tree,
Mediterranean Redbud
Siġra Ta' Ġuda,
Ħarrub Ta' Ġuda
Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Miller

Main Synonym :
Cassia alexandrina
Alexandrian Senna,
Egyptian Senna,
East Indian Senna
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
(Willd.) Irwin & Barn.

Main Synonym :
Cassia bicapsularis
Christmas Senna,
Golden Shower,
Pendant Senna
Maltese Name Not Known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.


FABACEAE
Lindl.
( Pea Family )
Conservative synonym: Leguminosae
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple to 2-pinnate, stipulate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, usually 5-merous.Sepals usually united. Petals free or somewhat connate. Stamens usually 10, sometimes less than 10 or numerous. Ovary a single unilocular carpel; style 1. Fruit a dehiscent, 2-valved or indehiscent, occasionally lomentaceous legume. Seeds usually without endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Stinking Bean Trefoil,
Purging Trefoil,
Stinking Wood
Fula Tal-Klieb Jan-May Detailed Profile
with

images.
Brullo & Giusso

Main Synonym :
Aspalathus cretica
Maltese Yellow Kidney Vetch,
Maltese Shrubby Kidney Vetch
Ħatba S-sewda Ta' Malta,
Ħatba S-safra Ta' Malta
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(G.Beck) Maire

Main Synonym :
Anthyllis maritima
Common Kidney Vetch,
Mediterranean Kidney Vetch
Silla Tal-blat Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus baeticus
Yellow Milk Vetch Kafe' Messikan Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus buceras
Southern Milk Vetch,
European Milk Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus saguntinus
Small-flowered Milk Vetch Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Stirton

Main Synonym :
Psoralea bituminosa
Pitch Trefoil,
Arabian Scurf Pea,
Scurf Pea
Silla Tal-mogħoż,
Silla Qatranija
Jan-Jun Detailed Profile
with

images.
(L.) Koch

Main Synonym :
Arthrolobium scorpioides
Yellow Crown Vetch,
Annual Scorpion Vetch,
Scorpion Crown Vetch
Xeħt L-imħabba,
Morra
Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Shrubby Crown Vetch,
Mediterranean Crown Vetch
Koronilla Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sulla,
Sulla Vetch,
Italian Sanfoin
Silla Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
F.G. Dietrich

Main Synonym :
Hedysarum capitatum
Clustered Sulla Silla Selvaġġa Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hedysarum pallens
Spiny Sulla Silla Bix-xewk Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
Willdenow

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis dicarpa
Lesser Horseshoe Vetch Xintilli Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Lassen

Main Synonym :
Coronilla emerus
Pale Crown Vetch Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis ambigua
Many-flowered Horseshoe Vetch Xintilli Komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Sprengel

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis unisiliquosa
Single-flowered Horseshoe Vetch,
-flowered Horseshoe Vetch
Xintilli żgħira Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Savi

Main Synonym :
Circinnus circinnatus
Spiny Kidney Vetch Nefel Ta' Għawdex Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus chius
Annual Pea,
Annual Sweet Pea,
Red Fodder Pea
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus affinis
Yellow Vetchling,
Yellow Pea,
Yellow-flowered Pea
Porvlina Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Chickling Vetch,
Red Vetching,
Red Peavine
Ġilbiena Tas-Serp Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus articulatus var. clymenum
Crimson Pea,
Spanish Vetch
Ġilbiena Tas-serp Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Parlatore

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus amoenus
R Pea Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus erectus
Inconspicuous Pea,
Solitary-flowered Pea
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) DC.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pale Pea,
Cyprus Vetch
Ġilbiena Bajda Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus cyprius
Sweet Pea Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Red Pea Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Retzius

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus coccineus
Round Pea Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lotus creticus subsp. cytisoides
Grey Birdsfoot Trefoil Għantux Tal-blat Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Edible Birdsfoot Trefoil Qrempuċ Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Boissier & Spruner

Main Synonym :
Lotus pusillus
Sand Restharrow,
Sea Birdsfoot Trefoil
Għantux Tar-Ramel Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Clustered Birdsfoot Trefoil,
Common Birdsfoot Trefoil
Għantux Sieq L-għasfur Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Tenore

Main Synonym :
Lotus corniculatus subsp. preslii
No Name Għantux Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Hudson

Main Synonym :
Medicago maculata
Spotted Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Tree Medick,
Shrub Medick,
Moon Trefoil
Siġret In-nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) L. Allioni

Main Synonym :
Medicago intertexta subsp. ciliata
Ciliate Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Carmignani

Main Synonym :
Medicago aculeata
Straight-spined Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Prickly Medick,
Calvary Medick
Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Miller) Fiori

Main Synonym :
Medicago tornata
Hairy Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Loiseleur

Main Synonym :
Medicago arenaria
Coastal Medick,
Strand Medick
Nefel Tax-xtut Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medicago appenina
Black Medick Nefel Iswed Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Gussone) Boiss.

Main Synonym :
Medicago cupaniana
Cupani Black Medick Nefel Iswed Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Medick Nefel Tar-ramel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Burr Medick,
Small Medick
Nefel żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Trautvetter

Main Synonym :
Trigonella monspeliaca
Hairy Trigonella Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Willdenow

Main Synonym :
Medicago sicula
Spiny Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Bartal

Main Synonym :
Medicago marginata
Round-fruited Medick,
Disk Medick,
Button Burclover
Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medicago apiculata
Toothed Medick Nefel Komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Benth.) Heyn

Main Synonym :
Medicago denticulata var. brevispina
Short-Toothed Medick Nefel Komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Allioni

Main Synonym :
Medicago agrestis
Field Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Desrousseaux

Main Synonym :
Medicago elegans
Rugose Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Alfalfa Nefel May-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Gaertner

Main Synonym :
Medicago tentaculata
Mediterranean Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Retzius) Willdenow

Main Synonym :
Medicago turbinata
Southern Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Seringe in DC.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Elegant Melilot Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Allioni

Main Synonym :
Melilotus parviflorus
Small Melilot Trew Tat-toroq Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Gussone

Main Synonym :
Melilotus rigidus
Round-fruited Melilot Trew Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Lamarck

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Italian Melilot Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Allioni

Main Synonym :
Melilotus siculus
Southern Melilot,
Sicilian Melilot,
Small Sweetclover
Trew Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Brotero) Seringe in DC.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus sulcatus subsp. segetalis
Corn Melilot Trew Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
Melilotus compactus
Mediterranean Melilot,
Mediterranean Sweetclover
Trew Komuni Jan-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Guinea-Lopez) Greuter & Burdet

Main Synonym :
Ononis baetica
Foxtail Restharrow Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
Ononis geminiflora
Two-flowered Restharrow Broxka Ta' żewġ Fjuri Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Restharrow Broxka Tat-tafal Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
(Desfontaines) Battandier

Main Synonym :
Ononis foliosa
Bush Restharrow,
Yellow Restharrow
Broxka Ta' Għawdex Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Tenore

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Few-leaved Restharrow Trew Tat-tafal May-Jul Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bird Restharrow Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis inclusa
Small Restharrow Broxka Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Ononis viscosa subsp. sieberi
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis euphrasiifolia
Villous Restharrow Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sticky Restharrow Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Bean,
Kidney Bean,
French Bean
Fażola Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
False Acacia,
Black Locust Tree,
Locust Tree
Robinja May-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scorpiurus subvillosus
Many-flowered Scorpiurus,
Prickly Scorpion-Tail,
Caterpillar Plant
Widna Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Genista juncea
Spanish Broom,
Weaver's Broom
Ġenista Safra Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Moench

Main Synonym :
Lotus tetragonolobus
Crimson Dragon's Teeth,
Winged Pea,
Asparagus Pea
Fiġġiela ħamra Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Narrow-leaved Clover,
Narrow-leaved Crimson Clover
Xnien Tal-werqa Rqieqa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Schreber

Main Synonym :
Trifolium procumbens
Hop Clover,
Hop Trefoil,
Yellow Trefoil
Xnien Isfar Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Strawberry Clover Maltese Name Not Known May-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium rhodense
Bur Clover,
Burdock Clover,
Lappa Clover
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
Gussone

Main Synonym :
Trifolium scabrum var. lucanicum
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Viviani

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Small White Clover,
Ball Clover,
Lesser White Clover
Xnien Abjad Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Red Clover,
Peavine Clover,
Cowgrass
Xnien Ta' L-eghlieqi May-Jul Detailed Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Clover,
White Dutch Clover,
Ladino Clover
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium clusii
Reversed Clover,
Persian Clover,
Shaftal Clover
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rough Clover,
Rough Trefoil
Xnien Inħaxlet Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium dipsaceum
Squarrose Clover Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Starry Clover Xnien Ta' L-istilla Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Subterranean Clover Xnien Midfun Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Suffocated Clover Xnien Moħbi Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium curvisepalum
Woolly Clover,
Woolly Trefoil
Xnien Tar-raba Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Poiret

Main Synonym :
Trigonella dura
Sea Trigonella Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Fourreau

Main Synonym :
Anthyllis tetraphylla
Annual Kidney Vetch,
Bladder Kidney Vetch
Silla Tal-bżieżel Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bithynian Vetch Ġilbiena ħoxna Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Faba vulgaris
Broad Bean,
Fava Bean,
Faba Bean
Fula Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) S.F. Gray

Main Synonym :
Ervum hirsutum
Hairy Tare,
Tiny Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Bivona

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Brown-fruited Vetch Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia hirta
Yellow Vetch,
Smooth Yellow Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
Retzius

Main Synonym :
Vicia biflora
Barn Vetch,
Mediterranean Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Narbonne Vetch,
Purple Broad Vetch
Ġilbiena ħoxna Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Crantz

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hungarian Vetch,
Yellow-fruited Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia leptophylla
Slender-leaved Vetch,
Wandering Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Ehrhart

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Vetch,
Garden Vetch
Ġilbiena Sewda Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia communis
Common Vetch,
Garden Vetch
Ġilbiena Sewda Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(M.Bieb.) Schinz & Thell.

Main Synonym :
Vicia parviflora
Fine-leaved Vetch Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Schreber

Main Synonym :
Vicia gemella
Smooth Tare,
Smooth Vetch,
Lentil Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Roth

Main Synonym :
Vicia godronii
Fodder Vetch,
Winter Vetch
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
with

images.


MIMOSACEAE
R. Br.
( Acacias Family )

Recently placed in the Fabaceae 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
G. Don f.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Western Coastal Wattle,
Red-eyed Wattle,
Coastal Wattle
Akaċja Tal-Għajn Mar-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
(L.) Willd.

Main Synonym :
Mimosa farnesiana
Sweet Acacia Akaċja Tax-xewk żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Hayne

Main Synonym :
Acacia horrida
Karroo Thorn,
Sweet Thorn,
Kangaroo Thorn
Gażżija Tax-xewk,
Xewk Ta' Kristu,
Akaċja Tax-xewk Kbir
Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
(Labillardiere) Wendland

Main Synonym :
Acacia cyanophylla
Blue-leaved Acacia,
Golden Wreath Wattle,
Orange Wattle
Akaċja,
Gażżija
Mar-May Normal Profile
with

images.
Durazzini

Main Synonym :
Acacia julibrissin
Silk Tree,
Mimosa Tree,
Pink Siris
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with

images.
(Lamarck) de Wit

Main Synonym :
Leucaena glauca
Lead Tree,
White Popinac,
Cow Tamarind
Gażżija Bajda,
Albizzja
Summer Normal Profile
with

images.
(Willd.) I. Nielsen

Main Synonym :
Albizia lophantha
Cape Leeuwin Wattle,
Crested Wattle
Maltese Name Not Known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with

images.



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