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Index of Plant Families (3 families in this page)

MALVALES
CISTACEAE
Rock-rose
CUCURBITACEAE
Gourd or Cucumber
MALVACEAE
Mallow
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CISTACEAE
Juss.
( Rock-rose Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Small shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate, stipulate, usually undivided. Flowers hermaphrodite, solitary. Sepals 5, persistent. Petals 5, free. Stamens 5, introrse, connivent round the ovary. Ovary superior, unilocular, with 3 placentas and numerous ovules. Fruit a 3-valved capsule. Seeds endospermic.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Cistus incanus subsp. Creticus (L.) Heyw.
Hoary Rockrose,
Cretan Rock Rose
Ċistu roża,
Borghom Roża
Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Stephanocarpus monspeliensis Spach
White Rockrose,
Narrow-leaved Cistus,
Narrow-leaved Rock Rose
Ċistu abjad,
Borgħom Abjad
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Spach

Main Synonym :
Helianthemum arabicum (L.) Pers.
Mediterranean Rock Rose,
Arabian Cistus
Ċistu isfar Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Spach

Main Synonym :
Cistus laevipes L.
Narrow-leaved needle sunrose Ċistu tal-blat Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Cav.) Pau

Main Synonym :
Fumana laevis subsp. juniperina (Lag. ex Dunal) Güemes & Molero
Smooth Thyme Rock Rose Ċistu isfar lixx Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Spach

Main Synonym :
Helianthemum thymifolium Pers.
Thyme Rock Rose,
Thyme-leaved Rock Rose,
Clammy Cistus
Ċistu żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.


CUCURBITACEAE
Juss.
( Gourd or Cucumber Family )
Subfamalies: Cucurbitoideae; Zanonioideae;

Family Description: Herbs, often climbing by means of tendrils. Flowers unisexual. Calyx deeply 5(-6)-lobed; corolla deeply 5(-6)-lobed. Stamens 5, sometimes 3 (owing to 4 being connate in pairs); filaments sometimes all connate; anthers with 1 theca, free or coherent. Ovary inferior, unilocular but often more or less divided by the 2-5 placentae; style usually 1, with 3, usually divided stigmas. Ovules 1 to many. Fruit usually fleshy and indehiscent.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Cucurbita aurantia Willd.
Pumpkin,
Field Pumpkin,
Summer Squash
Qargħa ħamra Jul-Sep Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) A.Rich.

Main Synonym :
Momordica elaterium L.
Squirting Cucumber,
Spitting Cucumber,
Wild Balsam-Apple
Faqqus il-ħmir,
Bettieħ il-ħmir
May-Jul Detailed Profile
with
37
images.


MALVACEAE
Juss.
( Mallow Family )
Subfamalies: Bombacoideae; Brownlowioideae; Byttnerioideae; Dombeyoideae; Grewioideae; Helicteroideae; Malvoideae; Sterculioideae; Tilioideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or small trees with simple (but sometimes deeply palmatisect), alternate, stipulate leaves. Flowers regular, hermaphrodite. Bracteoles usually present immediately below the calyx, forming an epicalyx. Sepals 5, united at the base; petals 5, free or united slightly at the base. Stamens numerous, the filaments united for most of their length to form a tube which surrounds the ovary and styles. Ovary superior, of 4 or more (usually numerous) carpels; styles usually free. Fruit a schizocarp or a loculicidal capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Medik.

Main Synonym :
Abutilon avicennae Gaertn.
Velvetleaf,
China Jute,
Butterprint
Maltese name not known Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Alcea ficifolia Nyman
Common Hollyhock,
St. Joseph's Staff
Bastun ta' San Ġuzepp Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(Schott & Endl.) R. Br.

Main Synonym :
Sterculia diversifolia G.Don
Kurrajong Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(A.St.-Hil. A.Juss. & Cambess.) Ravenna

Main Synonym :
Chorisia speciosa A.St.-Hil., A.Juss. & Cambess.
Floss-silk Tree Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Gossypium stocksii Mast.
Levant Cotton,
Hairless Cotton,
Arabian Cotton
Qotton Malti Jul-Sep Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Gossypium mexicanum Tod.
American Cotton,
American Upland Cotton,
Bourbon Cotton
Qotton ta' Gallipoli Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hibiscus festalis Salisb.
Rose of China,
Chinese Hibiscus,
Tropical Hibiscus
Babiskuwa May-Nov Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(Andrews) G.Don

Main Synonym :
Hibiscus patersonii R.Br.
Primrose Tree,
Cow Itch Tree,
Norfolk Island Hibiscus
Lagunarja Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Malva pedunculata Raf.
Hairy Mallow Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Cav.

Main Synonym :
Malope ciliata F.Dietr.
Annual Malope,
Mallow-wort,
Purplish Spanish Mallow
Maltese name not known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Webb & Berthel.

Main Synonym :
Lavatera veneta Mill.
Lavatera arborea L.
Tree Mallow Ħobbejża tas-siġra Feb-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Cav.

Main Synonym :
Althaea hirsuta Sieber ex Steud.
Mediterranean Mallow Ħobbejża tat-toroq Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
12
images.
(Cav.) Soldano, Banfi & Galasso

Main Synonym :
Malva pseudolavatera Webb & Berthel.
Lavatera cretica L.
Cornish Mallow,
Smaller Tree Mallow
Ħobbejża wieqfa Feb-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
All.

Main Synonym :
Malva montana Forssk.
Southern Mallow,
Bull Mallow
Ħobbejża mitfija Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
2
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Malva microcarpa Pers.
Least Mallow,
Cheeseweed Mallow
Ħobbejża tal-warda żgħira Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
K.F.Schimp. & Spenn.

Main Synonym :
Althaea mutica J.Gay ex Ball
Althaea hirsuta L.
Hispid Marshmallow,
Rough Marshmallow,
Hairy Marshmallow
Ħobbejża sufija Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Malva hirsuta Aubl.
Common Mallow Ħobbejża tar-raba,
Ħobbejża komuni
Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(L.) Salisb.

Main Synonym :
Stegia lavatera DC.
Lavatera trimestris L.
Rose Mallow,
Annual Mallow,
Royal Mallow
Ħobbejża tal-warda kbira Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
15
images.
(Cav.) Kearney

Main Synonym :
Sphaeralcea umbellata G.Don
Mexican Bush Mallow Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
2
images.

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