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Index of Plant Families (2 families in this page)

Rushes and Sedges
CYPERACEAE
Sedge
JUNCACEAE
Rush
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CYPERACEAE
Juss.
( Sedge Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, usually glabrous and rhizomatous. Stems usually solid, often trigonous. Leaves often grass-like, sometimes reduced to sheaths. Flowers wind-pollinated, hermaphrodite or unisexual, each in the axil of a glume and arranged in 1- to many-flowered spikelets. Spikelets solitary or variously aggregated in compound, often bracteate inflorescences, and often with 1 or more empty glumes. Perianth absent, or composed of bristles (more rarely scales). Stamens usually 2 or 3, with basifixed anthers. Style simple; stigmas 2 or 3. Ovary unilocular, with solitary, erect ovule. Nut usually with 2 or 3 angles. Seed endospermic.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Lam.) S.G. Smith

Main Synonym :
Scirpus glaucus Lam.
Southern Clubrush,
African Clubrush
Simar tal-Africa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Carex forficula Sennen
Distant Sedge Sogħda Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Huds.

Main Synonym :
Carex lobata Lam.
Divided Sedge,
Separated Sedge
Sogħda kommuni Mar-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Stokes

Main Synonym :
Carex muricata var. divulsa (Stokes) Wahlenb.
Grey Sedge,
Grassland Sedge
Sogħda mifruda,
Sogħda separata
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Gooden.

Main Synonym :
Carex nervosa Desf.
Long-bracted Sedge Sogħda tal-baħar Apr-May Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(Hoppe) Holub

Main Synonym :
Carex flacca subsp. serrulata (Biv.) Malag.
Glacuous Sedge,
Blue Sedge,
Heath Sedge
Sogħda tax-xagħri Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Asso

Main Synonym :
Carex alpestris All.
Southern Sedge,
Haller's Sedge
Sogħda tal-Makkja Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Willd. ex Schkuhr

Main Synonym :
Carex acutiformis Brot.
Hispid Sedge Sogħda tat-tafal,
Sogħda kbira
Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Podp.

Main Synonym :
Carex cuprina (Sándor ex Heuff.) T.Nendtv. ex A.Kern.
False Fox Sedge Sogħda kompatta Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
F.W.Schultz

Main Synonym :
Carex muricata subsp. lamprocarpa (Wallr.) Celak.
Paira's rough sedge Sogħda ta' Paira Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus frondosus Salisb.
Umbrella Papyrus,
Umbrella Plant
Bordi tal-umbrella Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Vand.

Main Synonym :
Galilea mucronathus
Capitate Galingale,
Sand Galingale
Bordi tar-ramel Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus sieberianus Link
Yellow Nutsedge,
Chufa Sedge,
Tigernut Sedge
Maltese name not known Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus compressus Krock.
Brown Galingale Bordi żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Rottb.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus flabelliformis Rottb.
Dwarf Papyrus Grass,
Umbrella Palm
Bordi tal-umbrella Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
12
images.
(All.) Ball

Main Synonym :
Cyperus distachyos All.
Juncellus distachyos (Allioni) Turrill
Mediterranean Galingale Bordi Iswed Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Desf.) Bonnier & Layens

Main Synonym :
Cyperus longus subsp. badius (Desf.) Soó
Compact Galingale Bordi tal-wied żgħir Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus speciosus Lojac.
Sweet Galingale Bordi tal-wied Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Papyrus siculus Parl.
Papyrus,
Papyrus Sedge,
Paper Reed
Papiru Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus olivaris O.Targ.Tozz.
Round Galingale,
Nut Sedge,
Purple Nutsedge
Bordi tat-toroq Jul-Nov Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Roth) Roem. & Schult.

Main Synonym :
Scirpus compressus Moench
Southern Spikerush,
Ovate Spikerush
Simar tal-Għadajjar Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Roem. & Schult.

Main Synonym :
Eleocharis intersita Zinserl.
Common Spikerush,
Pale Spikerush
Simar tat-toppu Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(Vahl) Roem. & Schult.

Main Synonym :
Scirpus cernuus Vahl
Slender Clubrush,
Low Bulrush,
Fibre Optic Grass
Simar irqiq Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) Palla

Main Synonym :
Scirpus lacustris L.
Common Clubrush Maltese name not known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(C.C.Gmel.) Palla

Main Synonym :
Scirpus tabernaemontani C.C.Gmel.
Grey Clubrush,
Softstem Clubrush
Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Schoenus bonanni C. Presl
Black Bog Rush,
Black Sedge
Simar iswed Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(L.) Soják

Main Synonym :
Scirpus holoschoenus L.
Holoschoenus vulgaris Link
Round-headed Clubrush Simar tal-boċċi Feb-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.


JUNCACEAE
Juss.
( Rush Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, usually perennial. Leaves long and narrow, with sheathing base, sometimes reduced to scales. Flowers actinomorphic, hermaphrodite, protogynous, usually crowded in monochasial cymes which are sometimes condensed into heads, or solitary. Perianth-segments 6, in 2 whorls. Stamens free, in (1-)2 whorls of 3. Ovary superior, 1- or 3-locular; stigmas 3; ovules 3 or numerous. Fruit a dehiscent, loculicidal capsule; seeds endospermic, often with a basal appendage.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Juncus multibracteatus Tineo ex Guss.
Sharp-Pointed Rush,
Sharp Rush,
Spiny Rush
Simar Lixx,
Simar niggież
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Juncus polycephalus D.Don ex Hook.
Jointed Rush,
Joint-leaf Rush
Simar Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Juncus aletaiensis K.F.Wu
Toad Rush Simar żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Weigel

Main Synonym :
Juncus mutabilis Lam.
Dwarf Rush,
Leafy-bract Dwarf Rush
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Tristemon conglomeratus Raf.
Soft Rush,
Corkscrew Rush
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Brot.

Main Synonym :
Juncus bufonius subsp. hybridus (Brot.) Arcang.
Hybrid Toad Rush Simar żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Lam.

Main Synonym :
Juncus ponticus Steven
Sea Rush Simar tal-baħar May-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Parl.

Main Synonym :
Juncus bufonius subsp. sorrentinii
Sorrentini's Rush Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Forssk.

Main Synonym :
Juncus multiflorus Desf.
Somerset Rush Simar tal-ilma May-Jun Normal Profile
with
16
images.

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