Asparagaceae Juss.(=Liliaceae) (The Asparagus Family) 33 species from the Asparagaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Butcher's Broom, Box Holly, Knee Holly
Maltese name(s) :
Niggiżet il-far, Rand Xandri, Nigżet il-far
Status for Malta :
Persisting Alien. Introduced species for horticulture (flowering plants) or agriculture (herbs or fruiting trees)
usually within the last 2 centuries and persist after their original location or site is abandoned.
They do not widespread but usually remain as a single tree or a very localised population.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
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Species Images (4 images)
Ruscus aculeatus - Image Code: RUSAC-0.
Ruscus aculeatus - Image Code: RUSAC-1.
Ruscus aculeatus - Image Code: RUSAC-2.
Ruscus aculeatus - Image Code: RUSAC-3.
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