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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

GERANIACEAE
Geranium
LINACEAE
Flax
OXALIDACEAE
WoodSorrel
TROPAEOLACEAE
Nasturtium
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GERANIACEAE
Juss.
( Geranium Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, or rarely small shrubs with soft stems. Leaves stipulate, usually lobed or divided, and sometimes more or less compound. Flowers in cymes, umbels or spikes, 5-merous, actinomorphic or somewhat zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free; petals 5, free; stamens obdiplostemonous in two whorls of 5, some of them sometimes reduced to staminodes. Ovary superior, of 5 united carpels, separating in fruit into 5 1-seeded mericarps; styles united in flower, sometimes separating in fruit.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Becherer & Thellung

Main Synonym :
Erodium romanum
Stemless Storkbill Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jun Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Erodium chium var. crassifolium
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Willdenow

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Storkbill Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) L'Héritier

Main Synonym :
Erodium viscosum
Sand Storkbill Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) L'Héritier

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Storkbill Maltese Name Not Known Nov-May Normal Profile
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images.
(Cavanilles) Willdenow

Main Synonym :
Erodium chium var. laciniatum
Cut-leaved Storkbill,
Sand Storkbill
Moxt Tar-ramel Feb-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) L'Héritier

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mallow-Leaved Stork's Bill,
Glandular Stork's Bill,
Mediterranean Stork's Bill
Moxt Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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(L.) L'Héritier

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Musk Stork's Bill,
Musk Clover,
White-stemmed Filaree
Ħaxixa Tal-Misk Dec-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Cut-leaved Crane's Bill,
Cut-leaved Geranium,
Wrinkle-seeded Crane's Bill
Ġeranju Tal-weraq Bil-pizzi Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dove's Foot Crane's Bill,
Soft Crane's Bill,
Woodland Geranium
Ġeranju Tal-weraq Artab,
Ġeranju Komuni
Jan-May Normal Profile
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Villars

Main Synonym :
Geranium robertianum subsp. purpureum
Little Robin,
Lesser Herb Robert,
Purple Herb Robert
Ġeranju Roża Feb-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Robertiella robertiana
Herb Robert,
Red Robin
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Round-Leaved Crane's Bill,
Round-leaved Geranium
Ġeranju Tal-werqa Tonda Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) L'Héritier

Main Synonym :
Pelargonium x hybridum
Garden Geranium Sardinell All Year Normal Profile
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LINACEAE
S.F. Gray
( Flax Family )
Subfamalies: Linoideae; Hugonioideae

Family Description: Herbs or small shrubs. Leaves exstipulate, simple, entire. Inflorescence cymose. Flowers 4- or 5-merous, actinomorphic. Sepals free; petals usually free (sometimes joined at base); fertile stamens in one whorl, sometimes with a whorl of staminodes. Ovary superior, usually 8- or 10-celled. Styles usually free. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds usually 1 in each loculus.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Miller

Main Synonym :
Linum angustifolium
Pale Flax Kittien Ikħal Apr-May Normal Profile
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Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Ascending Flax Kittien Aħmar Apr-May Normal Profile
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images.
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
Linum rubrum
Scarlet Flax,
Red Flax,
Flowering Flax
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Upright Flax,
Upright Yellow Flax
Kittien Tal-imħarbat Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Linum gallicum
Southern Flax,
French Flax
Kittien Isfar Mar-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Flax,
Flaxseed
Kittien Mar-May Normal Profile
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OXALIDACEAE
R. Br.
( WoodSorrel Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, rarely small shrubs. Leaves usually compound. Flowers 5-merous, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Ovary superior, 5-locular; placentation axile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds with endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Oxalis micrantha
Creeping Wood Sorrel,
Yellow Wood Sorrel,
Yellow Oxalis
Ingliża żgħira Mar-Nov Normal Profile
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Kunth

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pink Wood Sorrel Maltese Name Not Known May-Oct Normal Profile
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images.
Bunge

Main Synonym :
Oxalis eurpaea
Yellow Wood Sorrel,
Upright Oxalis,
Upright Wood Sorrel
Ingliża Wieqfa Apr-Jul Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bermuda Buttercup,
Sour Sob,
Cape Sorrel
Ħaxixa Ingliża,
Qares
Dec-Apr Detailed Profile
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TROPAEOLACEAE
DC.
( Nasturtium Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Flowers solitary, axillary, hypogynous, zygomorphic, hermaphrodite. Sepals 5, the dorsal produced into a spur; petals 5, clawed; stamens 8, free, unequal; ovary 3-locular, each loculus with 1 pendent ovule; placentation axile; style 1, apical; stigmas 3, linear. Fruit of 3 indehiscent, 1-seeded carpels, which separate from the central axis when mature.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Trophaeum majus
Garden Nasturtium,
Indian Cress,
Monk's Cress
Kapuċinella,
Kabuċinella
Oct-Apr Detailed Profile
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