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Index of Plant Families (6 families in this page)

ANACARDIACEAE
Pistachio
MELIACEAE
Persian Lilac
RUTACEAE
Rue
SAPINDACEAE
Soapberry
SIMAROUBACEAE
Tree of Heaven
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Creosote Bush
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ANACARDIACEAE
Lindl.
( Pistachio Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, usually pinnate or digitate. Calyx usually 5-partite; petals 5, rarely absent, free or more or less connate; ovary superior, 1-locular, with one ovule; placentation basal or apical. Fruit a drupe.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Atlas Pistachio,
Mt. Atlas Pistachio,
Mt. Atlas Mastic Tree
Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Lentisk,
Mastic Tree,
Mediterranean Mastic
Deru,
Delu,
Deluwa
Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Pistacia mutica
Terebinth Tree,
Turpentine Tree,
Cyprus Terebinth Tree
Skornabekk,
Siġra Tat-turpentina,
Siġra Tat-Trementina
Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pistacio Tree Siġra Tal-Pistacja May-Jul Normal Profile
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Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hybrid Mastic Tree Deru Bagħal Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sumach Tree,
Common Sumach
Xumakk Tal-Konz May-Jun Normal Profile
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L. fil.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
African Sumach Tree,
Willow Rhus,
Karee
Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Mar Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Drooping False Pepper,
Brazilian Pepper Tree,
California Pepper Tree
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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Raddi

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Brazilian Pepper,
Upright False Pepper,
Broad-leaved Pepper Tree
Siġra Tal-Bżar Summer Normal Profile
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MELIACEAE
Juss.
( Persian Lilac Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, usually 5-merous. Petals free or connate at base. Stamens twice as many as petals, monadelphous. Ovary superior, with 2-8 loculi; placentation axile; style 1. Fruit a capsule, drupe or berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Melia japonica
Indian Lilac,
China Berry
Siġra Tat-tosku Mar-May Normal Profile
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RUTACEAE
Juss.
( Rue Family )
Subfamalies: Rutoideae; Spathelioideae; Dictyolomatoideae; Toddalioideae; Flindersioideae; Aurantioideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple or compound, dotted with translucent glands, exstipulate, sometimes reduced to spines. Flowers usually hermaphrodite and actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or connate below. Petals 4-5. Disc present. Stamens as many or twice as many as the petals, rarely more, free or rarely monadelphous. Ovary superior, usually syncarpous and often 4- to 5-locular, but carpels occasionally united at the base only or rarely free. Styles as many as the carpels, free or connate.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Burm. f.

Main Synonym :
Citrus x limon
Lemon Siġra Tal-lumi,
Lummija
Spring Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Ruta bracteosa
Wall Rue,
Fringed Rue,
Egyptian Rue
Fejġel Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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SAPINDACEAE
Juss.
( Soapberry Family )
Subfamalies: Dodonaeoideae; Hippocastanoideae; Sapindoideae; Xanthoceroideae

Family Description: Trees, shrubs, woody climbers or rarely (as in the only European representative) herbs, with alternate, usually compound leaves. Flowers hermaphrodite, hypogynous, usually small. Sepals and petals 3-5, free; stamens 8, deflexed. Ovary superior, 3-locular, with one seed in each loculus.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Willdenow

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Showy Balloon Vine,
Upland Cotton
Sfineġ Jun-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cardiospermum grandiflorum
Love-in-a-puff,
Balloon Vine
Sfineġ Sufi Aug-Oct Normal Profile
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(L.) Jacquin

Main Synonym :
Dodonaea ehrenbergii
Hop Bush,
Hopseed Bush,
Akeake
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Aug Normal Profile
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(Blanco) Radlkofer

Main Synonym :
Harpullia imbricata
Tulip Wood-Tree Maltese Name Not Known ? Normal Profile
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SIMAROUBACEAE
DC.
( Tree of Heaven Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs with bitter bark. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, 5-merous. Petals free. Disc 10-lobed. Stamens 10 in male flowers, 2-3 in hermaphrodite flowers; filaments free. Ovary superior; carpels 5-6, more or less connate, unilocular, each with 1 ovule attached to the inner angle; styles 2-5, connate. Fruit drupe-like, a berry or a group of samaras.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Miller) Swingle

Main Synonym :
Ailanthus glandulosa
Tree-of-heaven,
Stinking Shumach,
Japanese Varnish Tree
Xumakk Falz May-Jul Normal Profile
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ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
R. Br.
( Creosote Bush Family )
Subfamalies: Larreoideae; Morkillioideae; Seetzenioideae; Tribuloideae; Zygophylloideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves stipulate, usually pinnate. Flowers hermaphrodite, usually actinomorphic, (4-)5-merous. Disc present. Stamens usually twice as many as petals. Ovary superior, usually angled or winged. Fruit dry or fleshy.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Fagonia Fagonja Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Cross,
Tribulus,
Puncturevine
Salib Tal-art,
Għatba
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
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