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Index of Plant Families (6 families in this page)

CANNABACEAE
Hemp
HALORAGACEAE
Water-milfoil
LYTHRACEAE
Loosestrife
MYRTACEAE
Myrtle
ONAGRACEAE
Evening Primrose
ROSACEAE
Rose
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CANNABACEAE
Endl.
( Hemp Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs without latex. Usually dioecious. Male flowers pedicellate; perianth 5-partite; stamens erect in bud. Female flowers sessile; perianth undivided; fruit an achene enclosed in the persistent perianth.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Nettle Tree,
European Hackberry,
Lote Tree
Bagular Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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HALORAGACEAE
R. Br.
( Water-milfoil Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs with exstipulate leaves. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual. Sepals 0, 2 or 4, small. Petals 0, 2 or 4, often caducous. Stamens 2, 4 or 8, epipetalous; anthers basifixed, 2-locular. Ovary inferior, 1- to 4-locular, with 1 pendent, anatropous ovule in each loculus; styles 1-4, usually short; stigmas feathery or coarsely papillose. Fruit a drupe, or a schizocarp separating into 1-seeded nutlets.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Whorl-leaf Water-milfoil,
Whorled Water-milfoil,
Green Milfoil
Maltese Name Not Known May-Jul Normal Profile
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LYTHRACEAE
Jaume St.-Hil
( Loosestrife Family )
Subfamalies: Lythroideae; Punicoideae; Sonneratioideae; Duabangoideae; Trapoideae

Family Description: Herbs (non-European genera include trees and shrubs). Leaves simple, entire; stipules minute or absent. Flowers hermaphrodite, regular, perigynous, 4- to 6-merous, solitary or in small cymes or clusters in the leaf-axils, rarely in terminal spikes. Hypanthium pelviform to cylindrical. Epicalyx often present. Petals free, pink or purple, inserted on lip of hypanthium; sometimes 0. Stamens 2-12, inserted on tube of hypanthium. Ovary superior, 2- or 4-locular; style single; stigma capitate. 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
Grass-Poly,
Hyssop Loosestrife
Litrum Tal-għadajjar Apr-May Normal Profile
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Banks & Solander

Main Synonym :
Lythrum graefferi
Creeping Loosestrife,
False Grass-Poly
Litrum Tal-ilma Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pomegranate Rummiena May-Jul Normal Profile
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MYRTACEAE
Juss.
( Myrtle Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Evergreen trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, usually opposite, exstipulate, with aromatic oil-glands. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Calyx and corolla 4- or 5-merous. Stamens numerous. Ovary inferior, syncarpous, with axile placentation; fruit a berry or capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Curtis) Stapf

Main Synonym :
Callistemon lanceolatus
Crimson Bottlebrush,
Lemon Bottlebrush
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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Dehnhardt

Main Synonym :
Eucalyptus acuminata
Red Gum Eucalyptus,
Red River Gum Eucalyptus
Ewkaliptus,
Siġra Tal-Gammiem
Summer Normal Profile
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DC.

Main Synonym :
Eucalyptus gomphocephala var. rhodoxylon
Tuart Tree Ewkaliptus,
Siġra Tal-Gammiem
Summer Normal Profile
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F. Muell

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Blue Gum,
White Ironbark
Ewkaliptus,
Siġra Tal-Gammiem
Summer Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Myrtle Riħan,
0,
0
Jun-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Myrtle,
Roman Myrtle
Riħan Jun-Oct Normal Profile
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ONAGRACEAE
Juss.
( Evening Primrose Family )
Subfamalies: Ludwigioideae; Onagroideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or weakly zygomorphic. Hypanthial tube ('calyx-tube') often present. Sepals 2, 4 or 5; petals 0, 2, 4 or 5. Stamens 2 or 4 in 1 whorl, or 8 or 10 in 2 whorls; pollen connected in masses by fine threads. Style 1; ovary inferior, 1-, 2-, 4- or 5-locular. Fruit a capsule, a berry or dry and indehiscent; seeds without endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Schreber

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hoary Willowherb,
Small-flowered Willowherb,
Order Willowherb
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Epilobium adnatum
Square-stalked Willowherb Epilobju Apr-Oct Normal Profile
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ROSACEAE
L.
( Rose Family )
Subfamalies: Rosoideae; Dryadoideae; Maloideae

Family Description: Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves usually alternate and stipulate. Flowers regular, usually hermaphrodite, perigynous or epigynous. Hypanthium flat, concave or tubular. Sepals usually 5, sometimes with epicalyx. Petals usually 5, free, sometimes absent. Stamens usually 2, 3 or 4 times as many as the sepals, sometimes 1-5 or indefinite. Carpels 1 to numerous, free or connate, sometimes adnate to the hypanthium. Ovules usually 2, sometimes 1 or more, anatropous. Styles free, rarely united. Fruit of one or more achenes, drupes or follicles, or a pome, the hypanthium sometimes becoming coloured and fleshy. Endosperm usually absent.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Mespilus azarolus
Crete Hawthorn,
Azarole,
Mediterranean Hawthorn
Għanżalor Mar-May Normal Profile
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Jacquin

Main Synonym :
Crataegus oxyacantha
Hawthorn,
Whithorn,
Single-seed Hawthorn
Żagħrun Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Grenier & Blanc

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hybrid Hawthorn Għanżalor Bagħal,
Għanżalor Selvaġġ
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
Cydonia vulgaris
Quince Sfarġel Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Thunberg) Lindle

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Loquat,
Japanese Plum
Naspli Oct-Dec Normal Profile
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Borkhausen

Main Synonym :
Malus sylvestris subsp. mitis
Cultivated Apple Tuffieħ Selvaġġ Mar-May Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
Malus communis subsp. sylvestris
Crab Apple Tuffieħ Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Mespilus sylvestris
Medlar,
Mediterranean Medlar
Fomm Il-lipp,
Naspli Ġermaniżi,
Omm Il-Epp
Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Creeping Cinquefoil Frawla Selvaġġa Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Armeniaca vulgaris
Apricot Berquqa Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Ehrhart

Main Synonym :
Prunus divaricata
Cherry Plum,
Myrobalan Plum,
Purple Leaf Plum
Għanbaqar Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Prunus acida
Dwarf Cherry,
Sour Cherry
Amarena Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Prunus communis
Plum,
European Plum
Pruna Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Miller) D.A. Webb

Main Synonym :
Prunus amygdalus
Almond,
Sweet Almond,
Bitter Almond
Lewża,
Siġra Tal-Lewż
Dec-Feb Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Prunus domestica subsp. Insititia
Bullace,
Wild Damson,
European Plum
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cerasus mahaleb
Mahaleb Cherry,
Mahleb Cherry,
St. Lucia Cherry
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(L.) Batsch

Main Synonym :
Persica vulgaris
Peach Ħawħa Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Suckow.) C.K.Schneid.

Main Synonym :
Prunus persica var. nectarina
Nectarine Nuċiprisk Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Blackthorn,
Sloe
Prajn Tax-xewk Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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Villars

Main Synonym :
Pyrus nivalis
Almond-leaved Pear Lanġas Selvaġġ Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Pear,
Cultivated Pear
Lanġas Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Small Maltese June Pear Bambinella,
Lanġas Tal-Bambinella
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Burgsdorff

Main Synonym :
Pyrus communis subsp. achras
Wild Pear Lanġas Bagħal Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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Boissier

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Syrian Pear Lanġas Tal-Vant Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Rosa prutensis
Dog Rose Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Rosa crenulata
Provence Rose,
French Rose,
Gallic Rose
Warda Taż-żejt Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Rosa eglanteria
Sweet Briar,
Eglantine
Warda Tal-weraq Ifuħ May-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Rosa sylvestris
Evergreen Rose Girlanda Tal-wied,
Warda Selvaġġa
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dewberry,
European Dewberry
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Schott

Main Synonym :
Rubus rusticanus
Bramble,
Elm-leaved Blackberry
Għollieq Apr-Oct Normal Profile
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Scopoli

Main Synonym :
Poterium sanguisorba
Salad Burnet,
Garden Burnet,
Burnet
Tursin Il-għawl Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Spach

Main Synonym :
Poterium spinosum
Thorny Burnet Tursin Il-Għul Xewwieki Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Pyrus aucuparia
Rowan,
Mountain Ash,
European Rowan
Żorba Selvaġġa Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Pyrus domestica
Service Tree Żorba Apr-May Normal Profile
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