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   22 Oct 2019      ()
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Index of Plant Families (8 families in this page)

APIACEAE
Carrot
ARALIACEAE
Aralia
CYNOMORIACEAE
Cynomoriaceae
ELAEAGNACEAE
Oleaster
POLYGALACEAE
Milkwort
RHAMNACEAE
Buckthorn
SANTALACEAE
Sandalwood
VITACEAE
Vine
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APIACEAE
Lindl.
( Carrot Family )
Conservative synonym: Umbelliferea
Subfamalies: Mackinlayoideae; Azorelloideae; Saniculoideae; Apioideae;

Family Description: Herbs, rarely shrubs. Leaves alternate; lamina usually large and much-divided; petiole often inflated and sheathing at base. Stipules absent, except in Subfam. Hydrocotyloideae. Inflorescence usually a compound umbel. Flowers epigynous, small, hermaphrodite or unisexual, the plant rarely dioecious. Sepals usually small or absent; petals 5, usually more or less 3-lobed, the middle lobe inflexed; outer petals sometimes much larger than inner (radiate); stamens 5; carpels (1-)2, usually attached to a central axis (carpophore), from which the mericarps separate at maturity; styles (1-)2, often with a thickened base (stylopodium); ovule 1 in each loculus, pendent. Fruit dry; pericarp membranous or exocarp variously indurated; endocarp rarely woody (Subfam. Hydrocotyloideae). Mericarps usually joined by a narrow or wide commissure; each mericarp more or less compressed laterally or dorsally, with 5 longitudinal veins, usually with ridges over them, separated by valleculae or sometimes with 4 secondary ridges alternating with the primary; resin canals (vittae) usually present between the primary ridges and on the commissural face.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Ammi topalii Beauverd
Bullwort,
Falsre Bishop's Weed,
False Queen Anne's Lace
Dakra May-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(L.) Lamarck

Main Synonym :
Daucus visnaga L.
Toothpick-plant,
Tooth Pickweed,
Bishop's Weed
Busnaga,
Visnaga
May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Brotero) Breistroffer

Main Synonym :
Seseli pusillum Brotero
Small Bullwort Dakra żgħira Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Apium dulce Mill.
Wild Celery,
Marsh Parsley,
Smallage
Karfus Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
17
images.
(L.) Lagasca

Main Synonym :
Helosciadium nodiflorum (L.) W. D. J. Koch
Fool's Water Cress,
Procumbent Marshwort
Karfus Tal-ilma Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
M. Bieberstein

Main Synonym :
Coriandrum radians (M.Bieb.) Prantl
Mediterranean Bifora,
European Bishop Plant
Kosbor Selvaġġ,
Sorm Il-patri
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Hornemann

Main Synonym :
Bupleurum heterophyllum Link
Spear-leaved Hare's Ear,
Lance-leaved Thorow Wax
Widnet Il-fenek Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Bupleurum glaucum Robill. & Castagne
Grey Hare's Ear Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Conium divaricatum Boiss. & Orph.
Hemlock,
Poison Hemlock,
Devil's Bread
Ċikuta May-Aug Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Selinum coriandrum Krause
Coriander,
Chinese Parsley
Kosbor Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Rock Samphire,
Sea Samphire,
Sea Fennel
Bużbież Il-baħar Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Daucus foliosus Gussone
Wild Carrot,
Queen Anne's Lace
Zunnarija Salvaġġa,
Karrotti Salvaġġ,
Bejt Id-Durrajs
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
18
images.
(Hoffmannsegg) Arcangeli

Main Synonym :
Daucus sativus (Hoffm.) Röhl.
Carrot Zunnarija,
Karrotti
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
1
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota subsp. drepanensis (Arcang.) Heywood
Sea Carrot Zunnarija Tal-baħar Apr-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Tineo

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota var. lopadusanus (Tineo) Onno
Lampedusa Carrot Zunnarija Ta' Lampedusa Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Gussone

Main Synonym :
Daucus carota var. rupestris (Gussone) Fiori & Beguinot
Cliff Carrot Zunnarija Tal-blat Apr-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Selinum spinosum (L.) E.H.L.Krause
Prickly Parsnip,
Echinophora,
Spiny Echinophora
Bużbież Xewwieki Tar-ramel,
Ekinofora
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Eryngium marinum Garsault
Sea Holly,
Seaside Eryngo
Xewk Ir-ramel Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Brullo, C.Brullo, Cambria, Giusso, Salmeri & Bacch.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Maltese Giant Fennel Ferla Ta' Malta Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(Ucria) Coutinho

Main Synonym :
Foeniculum piperitum (Ucria) Sweet
Bitter Fennel Bużbież Salvaġġ May-Oct Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Foeniculum dulce Mill.
Fennel,
Sweet Fennel,
Finnochio
Bużbież May-Oct Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(L.) Hoffmann

Main Synonym :
Capnophyllum peregrinum (L.) Lange
n/a Krubera Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) DC.

Main Synonym :
Sium siculum L.
Kundmannia Kudmannja Ta' Sqallija Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Globocarpus oenanthoides Caruel
Round-headed Water Dropwort,
Mediterranean Water Dropwort
Karfus Tal-wied Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(Mill.) Fuss

Main Synonym :
Petroselinum sativum Hoffm.
Wild Parsley Tursin Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anisum officinale DC.
Anise Anisi,
Ħlewwa
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anisum italicum Raf.
Southern Burnet Saxifrage Sensiela May-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(L.) Grande

Main Synonym :
Caucalis pumila L.
Small Carrot,
Dwarf Carrot
Zunnarija Tar-ramel Apr-May Normal Profile
with
2
images.
Moris

Main Synonym :
Meum segetum Guss.
False Fennel,
Corn Parsley,
False Caraway
Bużbież Il-qamħ,
Bużbież Tal-għelieqi
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pecten veneris Lam.
Shepherd's Needle,
Venus' Comb,
Stork's Needle
Maxxita,
Moxtija
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Smyrnium vulgare Gray
Alexanders,
Horse Parsley
Karfus Il-ħmir Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Condylocarpus apulus (L.) Hoffm.
Mediterranean Hartwort,
Roman Pimpernel
Ħaxixet It-trieraħ,
Ħaxix It-trieraħ
Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Hudson) Link

Main Synonym :
Caucalis arvensis Huds.
Spreading Hedge Parsley Tursin Selvaġġ Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Gaertner

Main Synonym :
Caucalis arvensis Huds.
Knotted Hedge Parsley Tursin Xewwieki Apr-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.


ARALIACEAE
Juss.
( Aralia Family )
Subfamalies: Aralioideae; Hydrocotyloideae

Family Description: Shrubs or woody climbers; leaves alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, small. Calyx small or rudimentary; petals 5, free; stamens 5; ovary inferior. Fruit a berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Hedera taurica
Ivy,
English Ivy
Liedna Sep-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
(Seemann) R. Viguier

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Schefflera Xefflera None Normal Profile
with
6
images.


CYNOMORIACEAE
Lindl.
( Cynomoriaceae Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs without chlorophyll, parasitic on the roots of other plants. Flowers usually unisexual, in dense, spicate or capitate inflorescences. Fruit a small, 1-seeded nut; seed with abundant endosperm and minute embryo.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
General's Root,
Maltese Fungus
Għerq Il-ġeneral,
Għerq Sinjur,
Żobb L-Art
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
3
images.


ELAEAGNACEAE
Juss.
( Oleaster Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs with peltate or stellate, scale-like hairs. Leaves entire. Flowers perigynous, apetalous. Hypanthium 2- or 4-lobed; lobes valvate; stamens as many as sepals and alternating with them, or twice as many; ovary superior, unilocular; ovule solitary, basal. Fruit drupe-like, the dry fruit being surrounded by the fleshy hypanthium.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Elaeagnus argentea Moench
Russian Olive,
Persian Olive,
Silver Berry
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.


POLYGALACEAE
Juss.
( Milkwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Leaves simple, exstipulate. Flowers hermaphrodite, zygomorphic, in spikes or racemes. Sepals 5, free; petals 3-5, more or less united; stamens 8, with filaments partly united. Ovary 2-locular, with 1 seed in each loculus.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mediterranean Milkwort,
Annual Milkwort
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygala xdalmaisiana
African Milkwort,
Myrtle-leaved Milkwort,
Sweet Pea Bush
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
with
3
images.


RHAMNACEAE
Juss.
( Buckthorn Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, usually stipulate. Inflorescence cymose. Flowers perigynous. Calyx 4- to 5-lobed, lobes valvate in bud. Petals 4-5, often small and sometimes absent, inserted at mouth of the hypanthium and often hooded over the stamens. Stamens 4-5, alternating with the calyx-lobes; anthers versatile. Ovary superior, 2- to 4-locular; ovules solitary. Fruit often fleshy.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Miller

Main Synonym :
Rhamnus paliurus
Christ's Thorn Tree,
Jerusalem Thorn,
Garland Thorn
Xewk Tal-Kuruna Ta' Kristu,
Xewk Ta' Kristu
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mediterranean Buckthorn,
Italian Buckthorn,
Barren Privet
Alaternu Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rhamnus lycoides subsp. oleoides
Olive-leaved Buckthorn,
Lesser Buckthorn,
Persian Berries
Żiju Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(L.) Meikle

Main Synonym :
Zizyphus sativus
Jujube,
Chinese Date
Żinżel May-Jun Normal Profile
with
17
images.


SANTALACEAE
R. Br.
( Sandalwood Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbaceous or woody plants. Leaves alternate, simple, linear, oblong or lanceolate, exstipulate, deciduous or evergreen. Flowers small, hermaphrodite or unisexual. Perianth 3- to 5-lobed or -partite, tubular to campanulate-rotate. Stamens 3-5, opposite lobes of the perianth. Ovary inferior, 1-celled. Style 1; stigma capitate or lobed. Fruit a small green nut or a drupe. Seed solitary, with abundant endosperm. Hemiparasites, growing on the roots of herbs or shrubs.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Vahl

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Field Bastard Toadflax,
Lesser Bastard Toadflax
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.


VITACEAE
Juss.
( Vine Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs, usually diffuse and climbing by means of leaf-opposed tendrils. Leaves alternate, stipulate, usually palmately lobed or divided. Flowers small, actinomorphic, in terminal or leaf opposed cymes or panicles. Sepals 5, united; petals 5, free or united distally; stamens 5, antepetalous. Ovary superior,2-locular; style and stigma 1; fruit a berry with 2-4 seeds.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Planch.

Main Synonym :
Vitis cinerea
Grapevine Rootstock,
Downy Grape,
Sweet Winter Grape
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mountain Grape,
Beach Grape,
Sugar Grape
Maltese Name Not Known Normal Profile
with
1
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vitis laciniosa
Grape Vine,
European Grape
Dielja,
Siġra Tal-Għeneb
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
American Grape Vine Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.

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