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Index of Plant Families (5 families in this page)

ACANTHACEAE
Acanthus
BIGNONIACEAE
Bignonia
OROBANCHACEAE
Broomrape
PLANTAGINACEAE
Plantain
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Figwort
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ACANTHACEAE
Juss.
( Acanthus Family )
Subfamalies: Acanthoideae; Avicennioideae; Nelsonioideae; Thunbergioideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, exstipulate. Flowers zygomorphic, in spike-like inflorescences. Bracts often conspicuous, coloured. Calyx 4-lobed, 2-lipped, or campanulate, 5-fid. Corolla sympetalous, zygomorphic, with a short tube; limb 2-lipped with the upper lip subentire and the lower 3-fid, or 1-lipped with the upper lip absent. Stamens 2 or 4. Ovary superior, 2-locular, with axile placentae; style single, unequally 2-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule with indurated funicles (jaculators) which eject the seeds.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus spinulosus Host
Bear's Breech,
Artists's Acanthus,
Oyster Plant
Ħannewija May-Jun Detailed Profile
with
49
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus spinosissimus Pers.
Spiny Bear's Breeches Ħannewija Xewwikija May-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Adhatoda vasica Nees
Malabar Nut Ġustizja Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
2
images.


BIGNONIACEAE
Juss.
( Bignonia 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
D. Don

Main Synonym :
Jacaranda acutifolia
Blue Jacaranda Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(L.) A. H. Gentry

Main Synonym :
Doxantha unguis-cati
Cat-claw Ivy,
Cat-claw Trumpet
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(Thunberg) Spach

Main Synonym :
Tecomaria capensis
Cape Honeysuckle Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Seemann

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium stans
Yellow Trumpet Flower,
Yellow Trumpet,
Common Yellow Elder
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(DC.) T. Sprague

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium alatum
Orange Trumpet Flower,
Orange Jubilee
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
with
0
images.


OROBANCHACEAE
Vent.
( Broomrape Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial (rarely annual) herbs without chlorophyll, parasitic on the roots of other phanerogamic plants (usually herbaceous dicotyledons). Stems erect, usually simple. Leaves alternate, scale-like, often succulent at first. Flowers in a terminal spike or raceme, rarely in a panicle or solitary. Calyx tubular, cup-shaped or 2-lipped. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped or almost regular. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary superior, 1-locular, with 2-4 parietal, often deeply lobed placentae; style single; stigma more or less 2-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds small, numerous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
C. Presl

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Yellow Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Smith

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Bedstraw Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L. in Loefl.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Drooping Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
3
images.
Pomel

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Glandular Broomrape Budebbus Vjola U Abjad Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Forsskål

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Bean Broomrape Budebbus Tal-ful Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Duby

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Ivy Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Reichenbach

Main Synonym :
Kopsia lavandulacea
Lavender Broomrape,
Blue Broomrape
Budebbus Vjola,
Budebbus Ikħal
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Smith

Main Synonym :
Orobanche barbata
Common Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.
F.W. Schultz

Main Synonym :
Orobanche loricata
Ox-tongue Broomrape Budebbus Isfar Apr-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
D' Urville

Main Synonym :
Orobanche versicolor
Hairy Broomrape Budebbus Muswaf,
Budebbus Tal-lellux
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.
C. Presl

Main Synonym :
Orobanche crinita
Bloody Broomrape Budebbus Demmi Apr-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(F.W. Schultz) Pomel

Main Synonym :
Orobanche mutelii
Dwarf Broomrape Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Qasir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
2
images.
(Beck) Soják

Main Synonym :
Orobanche nana subsp. melitensis
Maltese Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape,
White Dwarf Broomrape
Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Abjad,
Budebbus Abjad
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(F.W. de Noe ex Rchb. fil.) Soják

Main Synonym :
Orobanche nana
Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape,
Violet Dwarf Broomrape
Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Vjola,
Budebbus Vjola
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.


PLANTAGINACEAE
Juss.
( Plantain Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or dwarf shrubs. Leaves usually in basal rosettes, sometimes opposite or alternate, exstipulate. Flowers (2-)4-merous, actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, bracteate, usually in spikes. Sepals connate at base, persistent. Corolla gamopetalous, scarious. Filaments long; anthers conspicuous. Ovary superior, 1- to 4-locular; style 1; ovules 1 to many, axile or basal. Fruit a circumscissile capsule or indehiscent; seeds endospermic, with straight embryo, often mucilaginous when wet.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Miller

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. Siculum
Sicilian Snapdragon,
Wall Snapdragon
Papoċċi Bojod,
Ras Il-mewt,
Ras Il-baqra
All Year Detailed Profile
with
32
images.
Bosc

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. tortuosum
Greater Snapdragon,
Lion's Mouth,
Bunny Mouth
Papoċċi ħomor All Year Detailed Profile
with
45
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Bellardia trixago
Mediterranean Lineseed,
Mediterranean Bartsia
Perlina Bajda Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Lange

Main Synonym :
Linaria minor
Dwarf Snapdragon,
Small Toadflax
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Gaertner

Main Synonym :
Linaria cymbalaria
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Ċimbalarja Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(Bernhardi) Fritsch

Main Synonym :
Linaria commutata
Mediterranean Fluellen Xatbet L-art Vjola May-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Linaria elatine
Round-leaved Fluellen Xatbet L-art Skars May-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Linaria spuria
Round Leaved Fluellen,
Round-leaved Cancerwort,
Blunt-leaved Fluellen
Xetbet L-art Safra Jun-Sep Detailed Profile
with
33
images.
(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum chalepensis
Mediterranean Toadflax Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Lojacono

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Maltese Toadflax Papoċċi Ta' Malta,
Xetbet L-Art Maltija
Mar-May Detailed Profile
with
34
images.
(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Three-coloured Toadflax Papoċċi Tat-tlett Werqiet Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(Ventenat) Rothmaler

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Pale Lesser Snapdragon,
Pale Weasel's Snout
Papoċċi Skars Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
3
images.
(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum orontium
Lesser Snapdragon,
Linear-leaved Snapdragon,
Weasel's Snout
Papoċċi Rqiq,
Papoċċi Tar-Raba
Apr-Jul Detailed Profile
with
27
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago psyllium
Glandular Plantain,
Fleawort Plantain
Żerrigħet Il-briegħed Jan-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Downy Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Narrow-leaved Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Allioni

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Hairy Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Buck's Horn Plantain Biżbula Tal-baħar,
Salib L-art
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Boissier

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
North-african Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mediterranean Plantain,
Hare's Foot Plantain
Biżbula Komuni Feb-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Ribwort Plantain Biżbula Selvaġġa Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Gussone) Pilger

Main Synonym :
Plantago coronopus subsp. macrorrhiza
Perennial Buck's Horn Plantain,
Coastal Plantain
Biżbula Tax-xatt Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with
2
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Greater Plantain,
Ratstail Plantain
Biżbula Kbira Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Toothed Plantain Biżbula Tas-snien Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
Reichenbach

Main Synonym :
Plantago coronopus subsp. weldenii
Welden's Plantain Salib L-art Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Green Field Speedwell Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Blue Water Speedwell Veronika Tal-ilma Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Wall Speedwell,
Common Speedwell,
Rock Speedwell
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Bodard

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Pale Speedwell,
Glandular Speedwell
Veronika Bajda Dec-May Normal Profile
with
18
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronika Tal-weraq Tal-liedna Dec-Mar Normal Profile
with
12
images.
Tineo

Main Synonym :
Veronica cymbalaria var. panormitana
Palermo Speedwell Maltese Name Not Known Dec-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Poiret

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Common Field Speedwell,
Persian Speedwell
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Fries

Main Synonym :
Veronica didyma
Grey-leaved Speedwell,
Grey Field Speedwell
Veronika żgħira Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.


SCROPHULARIACEAE
Juss.
( Figwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple (though sometimes deeply lobed), exstipulate, alternate or opposite (rarely all basal, or the uppermost whorled). Flowers zygomorphic (though sometimes only very slightly), usually in bracteate spikes or racemes, less often solitary in the leaf-axils or in cymes. Calyx usually 4- or 5-lobed, sometimes 2-lipped. Corolla (4)5(8)-lobed or 2-lipped. Stamens usually 2 or 4, rarely 3, 5 or 6-8; staminodes sometimes present. Ovary superior, 2-locular (sometimes 1-locular in upper part and rarely throughout); style single; stigma usually capitate. Fruit a capsule (rarely indehiscent); seeds usually numerous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Lamarck

Main Synonym :
Nicodemia madagascariensis
Yellow Butterfly Bush,
Smokebush
Maltese Name Not Known Dec-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
R.Br.

Main Synonym :
Myoporum serratum
Blueberry Tree,
Common Boobialla
Mijoporum Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
G. Forster

Main Synonym :
Myoporum tenuifolium
Mousehole Tree,
Ngaio
Mijoporum Tal-werqa Wiesgħa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(L.) Caruel

Main Synonym :
Bartsia viscosa
Yellow Bartsia,
Yellow Eye-bright
Perlina Safra Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scrophularia aquatica
Water Figwort,
Water Betony,
Bishop's Leaves
Fiswet Il-kelb Tal-ilma Feb-May Detailed Profile
with
28
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Nettle-leaved Figwort,
Brown Figwort,
Mediterranean Figwort
Fiswet Il-kelb,
Nittiena
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Cavanilles

Main Synonym :
Celsia cretica
Glandular Mullein Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Wavy-leaved Mullein Xatbet L-andar May-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Great Mullein,
Common Mullein
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.

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