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Index of Plant Families (3 families in this page)

FABALES - The Leguminous Plants
CAESALPINIACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Caesalpinia
FABACEAE
Pea
MIMOSACEAE
(-> Fabaceae)
Acacias
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CAESALPINIACEAE
R. Br.
( Caesalpinia Family )

Recently placed in the Fabaceae 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
(Molina) Kuntze

Main Synonym :
Tara spinosa (Molina) Britton & Rose
Tara,
Spiny holdback
Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ceratonia coriacea Salisb.
Carob,
St. John's Bread,
Locust Bean
Ħarruba Oct-Nov Normal Profile
with
18
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cercis florida Salisb.
Judas Tree,
Mediterranean Redbud
Siġra ta' Ġuda,
Ħarrub ta' Ġuda
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Hook.) Klotzsch

Main Synonym :
Poinciana gilliesii Hook.
Yellow Bird of Paradise,
Dwarf Poinciana,
Mexican Bird of Paradise
Maltese name not known May-Sep Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Cassia alexandrina (Garsault) Thell.
Alexandrian Senna,
Egyptian Senna,
East Indian Senna
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby

Main Synonym :
Cassia bicapsularis L.
Christmas Senna,
Golden Shower,
Pendant Senna
Maltese name not known Dec-Jul Normal Profile
with
4
images.


FABACEAE
Lindl.
( Pea Family )
Conservative synonym: Leguminosae
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees, shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate, rarely opposite, simple to 2-pinnate, stipulate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite, usually 5-merous.Sepals usually united. Petals free or somewhat connate. Stamens usually 10, sometimes less than 10 or numerous. Ovary a single unilocular carpel; style 1. Fruit a dehiscent, 2-valved or indehiscent, occasionally lomentaceous legume. Seeds usually without endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Anagyris cretica Mill.
Stinking Bean Trefoil,
Purging Trefoil,
Stinking Wood
Fula tal-klieb Jan-Feb Detailed Profile
with
38
images.
(L.) D.D.Sokoloff

Main Synonym :
Medicago circinnata L.
Hymenocarpos circinnatus (L.) Savi
Spiny Kidney Vetch Nefel ta' Għawdex Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Brullo & Giusso

Main Synonym :
Aspalathus cretica L.
Maltese Yellow Kidney Vetch,
Maltese Shrubby Kidney Vetch
Ħatba s-sewda ta' Malta,
Ħatba s-safra ta' Malta
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Beck) Maire

Main Synonym :
Anthyllis maritima Schweigg. ex K.G.Hagen
Common Kidney Vetch,
Mediterranean Kidney Vetch
Silla tal-blat Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus baeticus
Yellow Milk Vetch Kafe' Messikan Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus buceras Willd.
Southern Milk Vetch,
European Milk Vetch
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Astragalus saguntinus Pau
Small-flowered Milk Vetch Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
(L.) C.H.Stirt.

Main Synonym :
Psoralea bituminosa L.
Pitch Trefoil,
Arabian Scurf Pea,
Scurf Pea
Silla tal-mogħoż,
Silla qatranija
Jan-Jun Detailed Profile
with
34
images.
(L.) W.D.J.Koch

Main Synonym :
Arthrolobium scorpioides (L.) Desv.
Yellow Crown Vetch,
Annual Scorpion Vetch,
Scorpion Crown Vetch
Xeħt l-imħabba,
Morra
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Coronilla stipularis Lam.
Shrubby Crown Vetch,
Mediterranean Crown Vetch
Koronilla Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
22
images.
Spreng.

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis unisiliquosa subsp. biflora (Spreng.) O.Bolòs & Vigo
Hippocrepis unisiliquosa L.
Two-flowered Horseshoe Vetch Xintilli żgħira Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Willd.

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis dicarpa M.Bieb.
Lesser Horseshoe Vetch Xintilli muswaf Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Lassen

Main Synonym :
Coronilla emerus L.
Pale Crown Vetch Xintilli tas-siġra Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hippocrepis ambigua (Rouy) Bellot
Many-flowered Horseshoe Vetch Xintilli komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus chius Boiss. & Orph.
Annual Pea,
Annual Sweet Pea,
Red Fodder Pea
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus affinis Guss.
Yellow Vetchling,
Yellow Pea,
Yellow-flowered Pea
Porvlina Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus aegeus Davidov
Chickling Vetch,
Red Vetching,
Red Peavine
Ġilbiena tas-serp Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus articulatus var. clymenum (L.) Maire
Crimson Pea,
Spanish Vetch
Ġilbiena tas-serp Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Parl.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus amoenus Fenzl
R Pea Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus erectus Lag.
Inconspicuous Pea,
Solitary-flowered Pea
Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) DC.

Main Synonym :
Pisum ochrus L.
Pale Pea,
Cyprus Vetch
Ġilbiena bajda Mar-May Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus cyprius Rech.f.
Sweet Pea Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus gouanii Rouy
Red Pea Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Retz.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus coccineus All.
Round Pea Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lotus creticus subsp. cytisoides (L.) Asch.
Grey Birdsfoot Trefoil Għantux tal-blat Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
16
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lotus edulus L.
Edible Birdsfoot Trefoil Qrempuċ Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Boiss. & Spruner

Main Synonym :
Lotus pusillus Medik.
Sand Restharrow,
Sea Birdsfoot Trefoil
Għantux tar-Ramel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lotea ornithopodioides (L.) Medik.
Clustered Birdsfoot Trefoil,
Common Birdsfoot Trefoil
Għantux sieq l-għasfur Feb-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Ten.

Main Synonym :
Lotus corniculatus subsp. preslii (Ten.) P.Fourn.
Presli's bird's-foot trefoil Għantux Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Tetragonolobus purpureus Moench
Crimson Dragon's Teeth,
Winged Pea,
Asparagus Pea
Fiġġiela ħamra Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(L.) Huds.

Main Synonym :
Medicago maculata Bubani
Spotted Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rhodusia arborea (L.) Vassilcz.
Tree Medick,
Shrub Medick,
Moon Trefoil
Siġret in-nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(L.) Medik.

Main Synonym :
Medicago intertexta subsp. ciliata (L.) Heyn
Ciliate Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Carmign.

Main Synonym :
Medicago aculeata Willd.
Straight-spined Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Mill.

Main Synonym :
Medica intertexta (L.) Medik.
Prickly Medick,
Calvary Medick
Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Rohde ex Loisel.

Main Synonym :
Medicago arenaria Ten.
Coastal Medick,
Strand Medick
Nefel tax-xtut Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medicago lupulina subsp. cupianiana (Guss.) Nyman
Black Medick Nefel iswed Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medica tomentosa Moench
Sea Medick Nefel tar-ramel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Bartal.

Main Synonym :
Medicago arabica var. echinata Weston
Burr Medick,
Small Medick
Nefel żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(L.) Trautv.

Main Synonym :
Trigonella monspeliaca L.
Hairy Trigonella Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Willd.

Main Synonym :
Medicago sicula Tod.
Spiny Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Bartal

Main Synonym :
Medicago marginata Willd.
Round-fruited Medick,
Disk Medick,
Button Burclover
Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medicago apiculata Greene
Toothed Medick Nefel komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Benth.) Heyn

Main Synonym :
Medicago denticulata var. brevispina Benth.
Short-Toothed Medick Nefel komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Medicago agrestis Ten.
Field Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Desr.

Main Synonym :
Medicago elegans Jacq. ex Willd.
Rugose Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Medicago sylvestris Fr.
Alfalfa Nefel May-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(L.) Mill.

Main Synonym :
Medicago italica (Mill.) Grande
Hairy Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
3
images.
Gaertn.

Main Synonym :
Medicago tentaculata Willd.
Mediterranean Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Medicago tuberculata (Retz.) Willd.
Southern Medick Nefel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Salzm. ex Ser.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus collinus Guss.
Elegant Melilot Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus parviflorus Trautv.
Small Melilot Trew tat-toroq Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus rigidus Pomel
Round-fruited Melilot Trew Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(L.) Lam.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium italicum L.
Italian Melilot Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Brot.) Ser.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus sulcatus subsp. segetalis (Brot.) P.Fourn.
Corn Melilot Trew Feb-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Steud.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus messanensis (L.) All.
Southern Melilot,
Sicilian Melilot,
Small Sweetclover
Trew Feb-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Melilotus compactus Salzm. ex Guss.
Mediterranean Melilot,
Mediterranean Sweetclover
Trew komuni Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis baetica Clemente
Foxtail Restharrow Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Ononis geminiflora Lag.
Two-flowered Restharrow Broxka ta' żewġ fjuri Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis scariosa Moench
Mediterranean Restharrow Broxka tat-tafal Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Ten.

Main Synonym :
Ononis bonanniana C.Presl
Few-leaved Restharrow Trew tat-tafal May-Jul Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Passaea ornithopoides (L.) Scop.
Bird Restharrow Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Ononis natrix subsp. ramosissima (Desf.) Batt.
Bush Restharrow,
Yellow Restharrow
Broxka ta' Għawdex Apr-May Normal Profile
with
20
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis inclusa Bertol.
Small Restharrow Broxka Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Besser ex DC.

Main Synonym :
Ononis viscosa subsp. sieberi (DC.) Sirj.
Sieber's restharrow Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ononis euphrasiifolia Desf.
Villous Restharrow Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anonis viscosa (L.) Lam.
Sticky Restharrow Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
22
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Phaseolus nanus L.
Common Bean,
Kidney Bean,
French Bean
Fażola Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Robinia acacia L.
False Acacia,
Black Locust Tree,
Locust Tree
Robinja May-Jun Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Scorpiurus subvillosus
Many-flowered Scorpiurus,
Prickly Scorpion-Tail,
Caterpillar Plant
Widna Mar-May Normal Profile
with
16
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Genista juncea (L.) Scop.
Spanish Broom,
Weaver's Broom
Ġenista safra Apr-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(L.) Schott

Main Synonym :
Sophora japonica L.
Japanese pagoda tree,
Chinese scholar tree
Sofora taż-żibeġ,
Siġra tal-Pagoda,
Sofora
Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hedysarum coronarium L.
Sulla,
Sulla Vetch,
Italian Sanfoin
Silla Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
(F.Dietr.) B.H.Choi & H.Ohashi

Main Synonym :
Hedysarum capitatum Desf.
Hedysarum glomeratum F.Dietr.
Clustered Sulla Silla selvaġġa Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(L.) B.H.Choi & H.Ohashi

Main Synonym :
Echinolobium spinosissimum (L.) Desv.
Hedysarum spinosissimum L.
Spiny Sulla Silla bix-xewk Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Triphylloides angustifolia (L.) Moench
Narrow-leaved Clover,
Narrow-leaved Crimson Clover
Xnien tal-werqa rqieqa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Schreb.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium procumbens L.
Hop Clover,
Hop Trefoil,
Yellow Trefoil
Xnien isfar Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Galearia fragifera (L.) C.Presl
Strawberry Clover Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium rhodense Pamp.
Bur Clover,
Burdock Clover,
Lappa Clover
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium scabrum var. lucanicum (Gasp.) Halácsy
Lucana's clover Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Viv.

Main Synonym :
Amoria nigrescens (Viv.) Fourr.
Small White Clover,
Ball Clover,
Lesser White Clover
Xnien abjad Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lagopus pratensis (L.) Bernh.
Red Clover,
Peavine Clover,
Cowgrass
Xnien ta' l-eghlieqi May-Jul Detailed Profile
with
24
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Amoria repens (L.) C.Presl
White Clover,
White Dutch Clover,
Ladino Clover
Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium clusii Gren. & Godr.
Reversed Clover,
Persian Clover,
Shaftal Clover
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium trichodontium Gand.
Rough Clover,
Rough Trefoil
Xnien inħaxlet Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium dipsaceum Thuill.
Squarrose Clover Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium xanthicum Freyn
Starry clover Xnien ta' l-istilla Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Triphylloides comosa Moench
Subterranean Clover Xnien midfun Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Microphyton suffocatum (L.) Fourr.
Suffocated Clover Xnien moħbi Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Trifolium curvisepalum Täckh.
Woolly Clover,
Woolly Trefoil
Xnien tar-raba Apr-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Delile ex Poir.

Main Synonym :
Trigonella dura Vis.
Sea Trigonella Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Fourr.

Main Synonym :
Anthyllis tetraphylla L.
Annual Kidney Vetch,
Bladder Kidney Vetch
Silla tal-bżieżel Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lathyrus bithynicus L.
Bithynian Vetch Ġilbiena ħoxna Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Faba vulgaris Moench
Broad Bean,
Fava Bean,
Faba Bean
Fula Feb-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Gray

Main Synonym :
Ervum hirsutum L.
Hairy Tare,
Tiny Vetch
Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Biv.

Main Synonym :
Vicia bivonea Raf.
Brown-fruited Vetch Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia hirta Balb. ex Pers.
Yellow Vetch,
Smooth Yellow Vetch
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Retz.

Main Synonym :
Vicia biflora Desf.
Barn Vetch,
Mediterranean Vetch
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia latifolia Moench
Narbonne Vetch,
Purple Broad Vetch
Ġilbiena ħoxna Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Crantz

Main Synonym :
Vicia purpurascens DC.
Hungarian Vetch,
Yellow-fruited Vetch
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia leptophylla
Slender-leaved Vetch,
Wandering Vetch
Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Ehrh.

Main Synonym :
Vicia angustifolia L.
Common Vetch,
Garden Vetch
Ġilbiena sewda Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vicia communis Rouy
Common Vetch,
Garden Vetch
Ġilbiena sewda Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(M.Bieb.) Schinz & Thell.

Main Synonym :
Vicia parviflora Hook. & Arn.
Fine-leaved Vetch Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(L.) Schreb.

Main Synonym :
Vicia gemella Crantz
Smooth Tare,
Smooth Vetch,
Lentil Vetch
Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Roth

Main Synonym :
Vicia godronii A.W.Hill
Fodder Vetch,
Winter Vetch
Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.


MIMOSACEAE
R. Br.
( Acacias Family )

Recently placed in the Fabaceae 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
A.Cunn. ex G.Don

Main Synonym :
Acacia eglandulosa DC.
Western Coastal Wattle,
Red-eyed Wattle,
Coastal Wattle
Akaċja tal-Għajn Mar-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
A.Gray

Main Synonym :
Racosperma koa (A.Gray) Pedley
Hawaiian Wattle,
Koa
Akaċja tal-Hawajj Mar-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Benth.

Main Synonym :
Racosperma pycnanthum (Benth.) Pedley
Golden wattle Akaċja tal-werqa dejqa Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Labill.) Wendl.

Main Synonym :
Acacia cyanophylla Lindl.
Blue-leaved Acacia,
Golden Wreath Wattle,
Orange Wattle
Akaċja,
Gażżija
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Durazz.

Main Synonym :
Acacia julibrissin (Durazz.) Willd.
Silk Tree,
Mimosa Tree,
Pink Siris
Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Lam.) de Wit

Main Synonym :
Leucaena glauca Benth.
Lead Tree,
White Popinac,
Cow Tamarind
Gażżija Bajda,
Albizzja
Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Vent.) I.C.Nielsen

Main Synonym :
Albizia lophantha (Vent.) Benth.
Cape Leeuwin Wattle,
Crested Wattle
Maltese name not known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Wight & Arn.

Main Synonym :
Mimosa farnesiana L.
Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.
Sweet Acacia Gażżija tax-xewk żgħir,
Akaċja tax-xewk żgħir
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Hayne) Banfi & Galasso

Main Synonym :
Mimosa reticulata L.
Acacia karoo Hayne
Karroo Thorn,
Sweet Thorn,
Kangaroo Thorn
Gażżija tax-xewk kbir,
Xewk ta Kristu,
Akaċja tax-xewk kbir
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.

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