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   18 Jun 2019      ()
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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

AMARYLLIDACEAE
Daffodil or Amaryllis
ASPARAGACEAE
Asparagus
COLCHICACEAE
Colchicum
XANTHORRHOAECEAE
Grass Tree
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AMARYLLIDACEAE
Jaume St.-Hil
( Daffodil or Amaryllis Family )
Subfamalies: Agapanthoideae (= Agapanthaceae family); Allioideae (= Alliaceae family); Amaryllidoideae (Amaryllidaceae family senso strico)

Family Description: Glabrous, bulbous, scapose (rarely more or less acaulescent), perennial herbs. Leaves all basal, linear to lorate or oblanceolate, often distichous. Flowers in an umbel (sometimes reduced to a single flower), subtended by a spathe of 1 or more usually scarious valves. Flowers hermaphrodite, regular or slightly zygomorphic. Perianth of 6 petaloid segments, arising from the apex of the ovary, or from a hypanthial tube. Corona sometimes present. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular; stigma capitate or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal or irregularly dehiscent capsule, sometimes with fleshy pericarp and transitional to a berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Porrum ampeloprasum
Broadleaf Wild Leek Basla Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cepa vulgaris
Garden Onion,
Bulb Onion
Tewm Qerqni Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dwarf Garlic Kurrat Tax-xatt Dec-Jan Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Allium ampeloprasum var. commutatum
Maritime Wild Leek,
Sea Garlic
Kurrat Tax-xatt Bagħal Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hybrid Sea Leek Tewm Safrani Jun Normal Profile
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Webb & Berthelot

Main Synonym :
Allium monspessulanum
Pale Garlic Tewm Irqiq Ta' Malta,
Tewm żgħir Ta' Malta
May-Jul Normal Profile
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Brullo, Lanfranco & Pavone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Dwarf Garlic Kurrat Ta' Napli Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Allium amblyopetalum
Naples Leek,
White Garlic
Ċuplajs Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Molium nigrum
Black Garlic,
Broad-leaved Black Garlic
Kurrat Selvaġġ Apr-May Normal Profile
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Schult. & Schult. f.

Main Synonym :
Allium ampeloprasum subsp. polyanthum
Many-flowered Garlic Tewm Ħamrani May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rosy Garlic Tewm Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Porrum sativum
Garlic,
Cultivated Garlic
Tewm Ta' Għawdex May-Jun Normal Profile
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(Gussone) Arcangeli

Main Synonym :
Alium arvense
White Round-headed Garlic Tewm Kaħlani,
Tewm Vjola
May-Jun Normal Profile
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Tausch

Main Synonym :
Allium rollii
Round-Headed Leek,
Ball-headed Onion
Tewm Muswaf,
Tewm Selvaġġ Muswaf
Jun-Aug Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Garlic Tewm Muswaf Rari Mar-May Normal Profile
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Salzmann

Main Synonym :
Allium vernale
Spring Garlic Tewm Tal-linja Vjola Apr-May Normal Profile
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Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Allium subhirsutum subsp. trifoliatum
Pink Garlic Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Allium medium
Three-cornered Garlic Narċis Imwaħħar Skars Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Haworth) Spach

Main Synonym :
Hermione elegans
Elegant Narcissus Narċis Abjad Oct-Nov Normal Profile
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Ker-Gawler

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Narcissus Narċis Imwaħħar,
Ranċis Imwaħħar
Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Late Narcissus,
Late-flowering Narcissus
Narċis Pallidu Oct-Nov Detailed Profile
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(Ker Gawl.) Baker

Main Synonym :
Hermione chlorotica
Garden Narcissus Narċis,
Ranċis
Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Hermione tazetta
French Daffodil,
Cream Narcissus,
Polyanthus Narcissus
Tewm Tal-qsari,
Tewm Ifuħ
Apr-May Detailed Profile
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Kunth

Main Synonym :
Nothoscordum inodorum
Fragrant False Garlic,
Sweet Garlic,
Onion Weed
Pankrazju Tal-Ħarifa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Pomel

Main Synonym :
Pancratium collinum
Stinking Sea Daffodil Pankrazju Selvaġġ,
Narċis Tar-Ramel,
Ġilju Tar-Ramel
Autumn Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Hymenocallis maritima
Sea Daffodil,
Sea Lily,
Sand Lily
Tewm Vjola,
Tewn Tal-Ġonna
Jul-Oct Detailed Profile
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Harvey

Main Synonym :
Tulbaghia cepacea
Society Garlic,
Pink Agapanthus,
Wild Garlic
Deru Bagħal Apr-Aug Normal Profile
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ASPARAGACEAE
Juss.
( Asparagus Family )
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: Agavoideae (=Agavaceae family); Aphyllanthoideae (=Asparagaceae sensu stricto); Brodiaeoideae (=Themidaceae family); Lomandroideae (=Laxmanniaceae family); Nolinoideae (=Ruscaceae family); Scilloideae (=Hyacinthaceae family)

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
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
American Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Sabbara Tal-Amerika,
Agave
All Year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Agave complicata
Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
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Salm-Dyke

Main Synonym :
Agave cernua
Soft-leaved Agave,
Spineless Agave,
Foxtail Agave
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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Engelmann

Main Synonym :
Agave patonii
Parry's Agave Sabbara Ta' Sisal,
Sisal
After rains Normal Profile
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Perrine

Main Synonym :
Agave rigida var. sisalana
Blue Agave,
Sisal Hemp
Spraġġ Xewwieki Nov-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Asparagus,
Prickly Asparagus,
Spiny Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Aug-Oct + Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Druce

Main Synonym :
Asparagus medeoloides
African Asparagus,
Bridal Creeper,
Smilax Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Kunth) Jessop cv. sprengeri

Main Synonym :
Asparagus plumosus subsp. nanus
Bushy Asparagus,
Sprenger's Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Asparagus Fern,
Sicklethorn
Spraġġ Sep-Dec Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wild Asparagus,
Garden Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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(Kunth) Jessop

Main Synonym :
Asparagus plumosus
Plumose Asparagus,
Asparagus Fern
Spraġġ Griż Summer Normal Profile
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Forrsk.

Main Synonym :
Asparagus horridus
Grey Asparagus Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Detailed Profile
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Baker

Main Synonym :
Protasparagus virgatus
Broom Asparagus Ġjacint Selvaġġ Summer Normal Profile
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(L.) Sweet

Main Synonym :
Hyacinthus romana
Roman Hyacinth Rampila Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Thunberg) Jacques

Main Synonym :
Anthericum comosum
Spider Plant,
Spider Ivy,
Ribbon Plant
Ġjacint All Year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Garden Hyacinth,
Common Hyacinth,
Dutch Hyacinth
Muskari Skuri Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dark Grape Hyacinth,
Narrow-leaved Grape Hyacinth
Basal Il-ħnieżer Feb-Mar Detailed Profile
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(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
Leopoldia comosa
Tassel Grape Hyacinth Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Muscari compactum
Southern Grape Hyacinth,
Starch Grape Hyacinth
Ġjaċint Tal-Ħarifa Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Autumn Grape Hyacinth,
Lesser Grape Hyacinth,
Small-flowered Hyacinth
Ħalib It-tajr Kbir,
Ħara Taċ-Ċawl
Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Large Star Of Bethlehem,
Lesser Cape Lily,
Arabian Starflower
Ħalib It-tajr Skars Apr-May Normal Profile
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Boreau

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Lesser Star Of Bethlehem Ħalib It-tajr żgħir Mar-Apr Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Star Of Bethlehem Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Convallaria multiflora
Solomon's Seal,
David's Harp,
Ladder To Heaven
Għansar Tal-Ħarifa Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(L.) Speta.

Main Synonym :
Scilla autumnalis
Autumn Squill,
Starry Hyacinth
Niggiżet Il-far,
Rand Xandri,
Nigżet Il-far
Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Butcher's Broom,
Box Holly,
Knee Holly
Belladonna,
Rusku
Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Greater Butcher's Broom Għansar Tal-ġonna Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scilla clusii
Portuguese Squill Għansal Ikħal Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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images.
Tineo

Main Synonym :
Scilla peruviana var. sicula
Sicilian Squill Basal Tal-għansar,
Għansar
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Steinheil) Phillippe

Main Synonym :
Uriginea maritima
Sea Squill,
Sea Onion,
White Squill
Yukka Aug-Oct Detailed Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca yucatana
Spanish Bay T,
Dagger Plant
Yukka Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca elephantipes
Spanish Dagger,
Adam's Needle
Felċi Tal-Ħitan Tas-Sejjieħ Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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COLCHICACEAE
DC.
( Colchicum Family )
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: The Colchicaceae are plants that grow from underground corms covered in tough papery tunics. The flowers have 3 styles that are free, rather than united into a single stalk. There are six tepal segments: 3 petals and 3 sepals. Each of the 6 anthers is attached at the base of one of the tepal segments. The most familiar genus in this family may be Colchicum, native to Eurasia. Bulbocodium is a genus closely related to Colchicum. Merendera is a genus with Colchicum-like flowers that grows in the Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern areas. The genus Androcymbium is found in the Mediterranean and southward through South Africa. The genus Gloriosa contains the gaudy, vining Gloriosa Lily, which is native to southern Africa. Other genera in this family include Baeometra, Littonia, Sandersonia, and Wurmbea. The older usage of the family Liliaceae was an all-inclusive collection of plants that are considered in most recent classifications to belong to many families in at least two orders, Asparagales and Liliales. The Colchicaceae are still considered part of the Liliales, but separate from the Liliaceae. Colchicum generally resembles to an oversized, fall-blooming crocus, but in fact the two are quite distant both genetically and ornamentally.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Gussone

Main Synonym :
Colchicum bertolonii
Mediterranean Meadow Saffron Busieq,
Buswieq Tax-xitwa
Oct-Nov Detailed Profile
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XANTHORRHOAECEAE
Dumortier
( Grass Tree Family )
Subfamalies: Asphodeloideae (=Asphodelaceae family); Hemerocallidoideae (=Phormiaceae family); Xanthorrhoeoideae (sensu stricto)

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
Miller

Main Synonym :
Aloe mutabilis
Krantz Aloe Maltese Name Not Known Dec-Feb Normal Profile
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(Aiton) Haworth

Main Synonym :
Aloe maculata
Soap Aloe,
African Aloe
Maltese Name Not Known Aug-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
(L.) Burmann f.

Main Synonym :
Aloe barbadensis
Yellow Aloe,
Mediterranean Aloe,
True Aloe
Sabbara Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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images.
Brotero

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus microcarpus
Summer Asphodel,
Common Asphodel,
Tall Asphodel
Berwieq Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
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images.
L

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus tenuifolius
Onion Weed,
Pink Asphodel,
Onion-leaved Asphodel
Berwieq Żgħir Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
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(Jacquin) Haworth

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Gasteria Maltese Name Not Known Sep-Dec Normal Profile
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images.

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