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   9 Dec 2022      ()
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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

The Gymnosperms (Conifer trees)
ARAUCARIACEAE
Araucaria
CUPRESSACEAE
Cypress
EPHEDRACEAE
Joint-Pine
PINACEAE
Pine
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ARAUCARIACEAE
Henkel & W. Hochstetter
( Araucaria 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
Hook.

Main Synonym :
Columbea bidwillii Carrière
Bunya Pine Awrikarja ta' Bidwill None Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Salisb.) Franco

Main Synonym :
Araucaria excelsa Carrière
Norfolk Island Pine Awrikarja kbira May-Aug Normal Profile
with
4
images.


CUPRESSACEAE
Barlett
( Cypress Family )
Subfamalies: Cunninghamhioideae; Taiwanioideae; Athrotaxidoideae; Sequoioideae; Taxodioideae; Callitroideae; Cupressoideae

Family Description: Monoecious or dioecious; resiniferous trees or shrubs with opposite or whorled, usually scale-like, leaves. Male and female cones made up of opposite or whorled scales. Scales of male cones (microsporophylls) bearing 3-5 pollen-sacs on the lower surface. Scales of female cones (megasporophylls) bearing 2 to many erect ovules on the upper surface, and completely adnate to the subtending bract. Fruit a more or less woody cone, or the scales becoming fleshy and the fruit berry-like, indehiscent. Seeds winged or not.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Greene.

Main Synonym :
Cupressus glabra Sudw.
Arizona Cypress,
Smooth Cypress
Ċipress ta' Arizona All year Normal Profile
with
2
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cupressus pyramidalis O.Targ.Tozz.
Italian Cypress,
Mediterranean Cypress
Ċipress,
Ċipress kannella
All year Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Juniperus terminalis Salisb.
Phoenician Juniper Ġnibru,
Ġniepru
All year Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Franco

Main Synonym :
Thuja orientalis L.
Thuya Tujja All year Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Mast.

Main Synonym :
Thuja articulata Vahl
Sandarac Gum Tree,
Mediterranean Alerce,
Arar Tree
Siġra tal-Għargħar,
Għargħar
All year Normal Profile
with
25
images.


EPHEDRACEAE
Dumortier
( Joint-Pine Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs with opposite or verticillate leaves, usually reduced to short, more or less coalescent sheaths, 1-2(-3) mm; not resiniferous. Inflorescences axillary; strobili sessile or on short shoots. Fruit a globose or ovoid syncarp, the bracts fleshy at maturity, red, or rarely yellow.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Ephedra altissima Buch
Joint-Pine,
Shrubby Horse-tail,
Fragile Joint Pine
Efedra Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.


PINACEAE
Lindl.
( Pine Family )
Subfamalies: Pinoideae; Piceoideae; Laricoideae; Abietoideae

Family Description: Monoecious; resiniferous trees, rarely shrubs, with spirally arranged leaves. Flowers (cones) made up of numerous spirally arranged scales. Scales of male cones (microsporophylls) bearing 2 pollen-sacs on the lower surface. Scales of female cones (megasporophylls) made up of 2 parts - an upper ovuliferous scale (conescale) bearing 2 ovules on the upper surface, and a lower, subtending scale (bract). Fruit a usually woody cone. Seeds usually winged.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Ten.

Main Synonym :
Pinus persica Strangw.
Calabrian Pine,
Brutia Pine,
Turkish Pine
Żnuber tal-Lvant All year Normal Profile
with
0
images.
C.Sm. ex DC.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Canary Islands Pine Żnuber tal-gżejjer Kanarji All year Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Pinus maritima Mill.
Aleppo Pine,
Jerusalem Pine
Żnuber,
Siġra tal-Prinjol,
Siġra tal-Arżnu
All year Normal Profile
with
18
images.
Aiton

Main Synonym :
Pinus maritima Lam.
Maritime pine,
Coastal Pine
Żnuber tal-kosta All year Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pinus maderiensis Ten.
Stone Pine,
Umbrella Pine
Żnuber tal-ikel,
Żnuber tal-umbrella
All year Normal Profile
with
0
images.

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