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Index of Plant Families (6 families in this page)

Other LAMIALES (Scrophs, Broomrapes, etc)
ACANTHACEAE
Acanthus
BIGNONIACEAE
Bignonia
OLEACEAE
Olive
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
50
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 ...
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Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) L.G.Lohmann

Main Synonym :
Bignonia unguis L.
Macfadyena unguis-cati (L.) A.H.Gentry
Cat-claw ivy,
Catsclaw trumpet
Dwiefer il-qattus,
Sieq il-qattus
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
D.Don

Main Synonym :
Jacaranda acutifolia Bonpl.
Blue Jacaranda Maltese name not known Mar-May, Oct-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(Thunb.) Lindl.

Main Synonym :
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Cape Honeysuckle Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Hort.

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium alatum (DC.) Sprague in Dyer
Orange Trumpet Flower,
Orange Jubilee
Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Kunth

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium stans Seem.
Yellow Trumpet Flower,
Yellow Trumpet,
Common Yellow Elder
Maltese name not known Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
4
images.


OLEACEAE
Juss.
( Olive Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Usually glabrous trees or shrubs. Leaves opposite, rarely alternate, exstipulate. Flowers hermaphrodite, rarely unisexual, 4- (5-) to 6-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx campanulate, often small. Corolla sympetalous or polypetalous, rarely absent. Stamens 2, often inserted on the corolla-tube. Ovary superior, 2-locular; style usually short or absent; ovules usually 2 in each loculus. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, a samara, a drupe or a berry; seeds 1-4.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Vahl

Main Synonym :
Fraxinus oxycarpa Willd.
Narrow-leaved Ash Fraxxnu,
Siġra tal-Paċenzja
Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Jasminum trifoliatum Moench
Azores Jasmine Maltese name not known Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Olea racemosa Gouan
Olive Siġra taż-Żebbuġ,
Żejtuna
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
33
images.
(Hoffmanns. & Link) Negodi

Main Synonym :
Olea europaea var. sylvestris (Mill.) Lehr
Wild Olive Żebbuġa selvaġġa,
Żejtuna selvaġġa
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Olea latifolia Salisb.
Mock Privet,
Jasmine Box,
Broad-leaved Phillyrea
Olivastru tal-werqa wiesgħa,
Fillirja tal-werqa wiesgħa
Mar-May 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 :
Orobanche flavidiflora Guss.
Yellow Broomrape Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Sm.

Main Synonym :
Orobanche vulgaris Poir.
Bedstraw Broomrape Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Loefl.

Main Synonym :
Orobanche media Desf.
Drooping Broomrape Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
3
images.
Pomel

Main Synonym :
Orobanche hesperina (J.A.Guim.) Beck
Glandular Broomrape Budebbus vjola u abjad Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Forssk.

Main Synonym :
Orobanche speciosa DC.
Bean Broomrape Budebbus tal-ful Mar-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Duby

Main Synonym :
Orobanche stenantha Lojac.
Ivy Broomrape Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Sm.

Main Synonym :
Orobanche barbata Poir.
Common Broomrape Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.
F.Schulz

Main Synonym :
Orobanche loricata Rchb.
Ox-tongue Broomrape Budebbus isfar Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
d' Urv.

Main Synonym :
Orobanche versicolor F.W.Schultz
Hairy Broomrape Budebbus muswaf,
Budebbus tal-lellux
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.
C. Presl

Main Synonym :
Orobanche crinita Viv.
Orobanche densiflora var. melitensis Sommier
Bloody Broomrape Budebbus demmi Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
(Rchb.) Pomel

Main Synonym :
Kopsia lavandulacea (Rchb.) Caruel
Orobanche lavendulacea Rchb.
Lavender Broomrape,
Blue Broomrape
Budebbus vjola,
Budebbus ikħal
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(F.W.Schultz) Pomel

Main Synonym :
Phelipanche mutelii (F.W. Schultz) Pomel
Dwarf Broomrape Budebbus tal-Ingliża qasir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
2
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
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. Siculum (Mill.) Maire
Sicilian Snapdragon,
Wall Snapdragon
Papoċċi bojod,
Ras il-mewt,
Ras il-baqra
Nov-Jul Detailed Profile
with
32
images.
Bosc ex Lam.

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. tortuosum (Bosc ex Vent.) Rouy
Greater Snapdragon,
Lion's Mouth,
Bunny Mouth
Papoċċi ħomor Nov-Jul Detailed Profile
with
45
images.
(L.) All.

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

Main Synonym :
Linaria minor (L.) Desf.
Dwarf Snapdragon,
Small Toadflax
Maltese name not known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
G.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Schreb.

Main Synonym :
Linaria cymbalaria (L.) Mill.
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Ċimbalarja Feb-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(Bernh. ex Rchb.) Fritsch

Main Synonym :
Linaria commutata Bernh. ex Rchb.
Mediterranean Fluellen Xatbet l-art vjola May-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(L.) Dumort.

Main Synonym :
Linaria elatine (L.) Mill.
Round-leaved Fluellen Xatbet l-art skars May-Aug Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Dumort.

Main Synonym :
Linaria spuria (L.) Mill.
Round leaved Fluellen,
Round-leaved Cancerwort,
Blunt-leaved Fluellen
Xetbet l-art safra Jun-Sep Detailed Profile
with
31
images.
(L.) Mill.

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum chalepensis
Mediterranean Toadflax Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Lojac.

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

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum triphyllum L.
Three-coloured Toadflax Papoċċi tat-tlett werqiet Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(Lange) Rothm.

Main Synonym :
Orontium calycinum Pers.
Pale Lesser Snapdragon,
Pale Weasel's Snout
Papoċċi skars Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
3
images.
(L.) Raf.

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum orontium (L.) Fourr.
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 L.
Glandular Plantain,
Fleawort Plantain
Żerrigħet il-briegħed Jan-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago velutina Poir.
Downy Plantain Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago crassipes Borbás
Narrow-leaved Plantain Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago pilosa Cav.
Hairy Plantain Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago coronopifolia L.
Buck's horn Plantain Biżbula tal-baħar,
Salib l-art
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Boiss.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
North-african plantain Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago lusitanica L.
Mediterranean Plantain,
Hare's foot Plantain
Biżbula komuni Feb-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago dubia L.
Ribwort Plantain Biżbula selvaġġa Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago minima DC.
Greater Plantain,
Ratstail Plantain
Biżbula kbira Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago gracilis Poir.
Toothed Plantain Biżbula tas-snien Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
Rchb.

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

Main Synonym :
Pocilla agrestis (L.) Fourr.
Green Field Speedwell Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Veronica palustris Salisb.
Blue Water Speedwell Veronika tal-ilma Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Veronica polygonoides Lam.
Wall Speedwell,
Common Speedwell,
Rock Speedwell
Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Bodard

Main Synonym :
Veronica cuneata Guss.
Pale Speedwell,
Glandular Speedwell
Veronika bajda Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
18
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pocilla hederifolia Fourr.
Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronika tal-weraq tal-liedna Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
12
images.
Tineo ex Guss.

Main Synonym :
Veronica cymbalaria var. panormitana
Palermo Speedwell Maltese name not known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Poir.

Main Synonym :
Veronica buxbaumii Ten.
Common Field Speedwell,
Persian Speedwell
Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Fr.

Main Synonym :
Veronica didyma Ten.
Grey-leaved Speedwell,
Grey Field Speedwell
Veronika żgħira Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
8
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
Lam.

Main Synonym :
Nicodemia madagascariensis (Lam.) R.Parker
Yellow Butterfly Bush,
Smokebush
Maltese name not known Dec-Feb Normal Profile
with
6
images.
R.Br.

Main Synonym :
Myoporum serratum R.Br.
Blueberry tree,
Common Boobialla
Mijoporum Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
G.Forst.

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

Main Synonym :
Bellardia viscosa (L.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Yellow Bartsia,
Yellow Eye-bright
Perlina safra Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

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

Main Synonym :
Scrophularia geminiflora Lam.
Nettle-leaved Figwort,
Brown Figwort,
Mediterranean Figwort
Fiswet il-kelb,
Nittiena
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Cav.

Main Synonym :
Celsia cretica L.f.
Glandular Mullein Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Thapsus sinuatum Raf.
Wavy-leaved Mullein Xatbet l-andar May-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Verbascum alatum Lam.
Great Mullein,
Common Mullein
Maltese name not known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
with
7
images.

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