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Index of Plant Families (8 families in this page)

Primitive families
ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
Sandalwood
BERBERIDACEAE
Barberry
FUMARIACEAE
Fumitoy
LAURACEAE
Laurel
NYMPHAEACEAE
Water Lilies
PAPAVERACEAE
Poppy
RANUNCULACEAE
Buttercup
URTICACEAE
Nettle
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ARISTOLOCHIACEAE
Juss.
( Sandalwood Family )
Subfamalies: Aristolochioideae; Asaroideae

Family Description: Herbs or woody climbers. Leaves alternate, entire, exstipulate. Flowers solitary or in axillary clusters, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, usually 3-merous. Perianth in 1 whorl, more or less petaloid, forming a tube, 1- or 3-lobed at the apex; stamens 6 or 12 in 1 or 2 whorls, free or connate with the stylar column. Ovary inferior, 6-locular; placentation axillary; styles usually 6, free or connate to form a column with a 6-lobed stigma; ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Lojac.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Green-flowered Birthwort,
Southern Birthwort
Papra selvaġġa,
Aristolokja
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.


BERBERIDACEAE
Juss.
( Barberry Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs or herbs. Leaves alternate or basal. Flowers hermaphrodite, (2)3-merous. Perianth-segments 6-9, in 3 or 4 whorls, at least the inner ones petaloid; honey-leaves 4-6, petaloid or nectariform. Stamens 4-6, opposite the honey-leaves; anthers dehiscing by apically-hinged valves. Carpel solitary, superior.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Pursh

Main Synonym :
Mahonia aquifolium (Pursh) Nutt.
Oregon Grape,
Oregon Grapeholly
Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
3
images.


FUMARIACEAE
DC.
( Fumitoy 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
Lag.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria embergeri Pugsley
Field Fumitory Maltese name not known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with
19
images.
Sennen & Pau

Main Synonym :
Fumaria bella Y.Sell
Baronola's fumitory Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Boreau

Main Synonym :
Fumaria affinis Hammar
Tall Ramping Fumitory Maltese name not known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Sommier ex Nicotra

Main Synonym :
Fumaria rupestris var. maritima Batt.
Two-coloured Fumitory Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria officinalis subsp. capreolata (L.) Ewart
White Ramping Fumitory Maltese name not known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
with
15
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria micrantha Lag.
Dense-flowered Fumitory Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
Gasp.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria capreolata subsp. flabellata
Southern Ramping Fumitory Maltese name not known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Boiss.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria agraria subsp. major (Moris) Maire
Italian Fumitory Daħnet L-art kbira Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Sond. ex W.D.J.Koch

Main Synonym :
Fumaria capreolata subsp. muralis
Common Ramping Fumitory Maltese name not known Feb-Mar Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria viciosoi Pau
Common Fumitory Daħnet L-art medja Dec-Jul Normal Profile
with
12
images.
Lam.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria leucantha Viv.
Fine-leaved Fumitory Daħnet l-art żgħira Jan-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
Soy.-Will.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria laggeri Jord.
Schleicher's fumitory Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Loisel.

Main Synonym :
Fumaria caespitosa Loscos ex Willk. & Lange
Few-flowered Fumitory Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.


LAURACEAE
Juss.
( Laurel Family )
Subfamalies: Cassythoideae; Lauroideae

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves evergreen, entire, gland-dotted, alternate. Dioecious, or flowers hermaphrodite or polygamous; flowers actinomorphic, small, greenish. Perianth deeply 4- to 6-lobed. Stamens usually in 4 whorls; anthers dehiscing by apically hinged valves. Ovary superior, 1-celled; style simple. Fruit a berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Laurus undulata Mill.
Bay Laurel,
Sweet Bay,
Grecian Laurel
Siġra tar-rand,
Rand
Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
23
images.


NYMPHAEACEAE
Salisb.
( Water Lilies Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial, rhizomatous, aquatic herbs. Leaves broadly ellipticovate to orbicular, with a deep basal sinus, glabrous in European plants. Flowers solitary, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Perianth-segments free, numerous, the outer 4-6 more or less clearly differentiated as sepals, the remainder petaloid. Stamens numerous, the outer often petaloid. Carpels 8 or more; ovary superior to semi-inferior; ovules 1 to numerous, scattered all over the inner wall of the ovary. Fruit a rather dry berry.
1
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Lat.-Marl.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Marlia's Waterlily Warda tal-ilma ta' Marlia Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
8
images.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Water Lily species Warda tal-ilma Jun-Sep Normal Profile
with
9
images.


PAPAVERACEAE
Juss.
( Poppy Family )
Subfamalies: Eschscholzioideae; Papaveroideae; Chelidonioideae

Family Description: Herbs with or without latex. Leaves usually spirally arranged, variously dissected. Flowers hermaphrodite, actinomorphic or zygomorphic, hypogynous. Sepals 2(3), caducous. Petals 4-6. Stamens 2, 4 or numerous, whorled. Ovary superior, 1-celled, 2-celled or imperfectly many-celled; carpels 2 to many.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Chelidonium laciniatum Mill.
Greater Celandine Ħaxixa tal-felul Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Crantz

Main Synonym :
Glaucium luteum Crantz
Yellow Horned Poppy Peprin isfar Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Smith

Main Synonym :
Hypecoum grandiflorum Crantz
Beardless Hypecoum Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Hypecoum arcuatum Moench
Sickle-fruited Hypecoum Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Papaver rhoeas subsp. dubium
Long-headed Poppy peprin tal-frotta twila Mar-May Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Papaver hispidum Lam.
Rough poppy Peprin tal-Lanzit Mar-May Detailed Profile
with
36
images.
Moris

Main Synonym :
Papaver rhoeas subsp. pinnatifidum
Mediterranean Poppy peprin tal-istammi sofor Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Papaver aegadicum Lojac.
Red Poppy,
Corn Poppy,
Field Poppy
Peprina ħamra Mar-Jun Detailed Profile
with
36
images.
(DC.) Arcang.

Main Synonym :
Papaver setigerum DC.
Opium Poppy Xaħxieħ Vjola,
Xaħxieħ
Mar-May Detailed Profile
with
36
images.


RANUNCULACEAE
Juss.
( Buttercup Family )
Subfamalies: Hydrastidoideae; Glaucidioideae; Coptoideae; Thalictroideae; Ranunculoideae

Family Description: Herbs or rarely woody climbers. Leaves alternate, exstipulate, rarely opposite or stipulate. Flowers usually hermaphrodite and actinomorphic, hypogynous. Perianth petaloid or sepaloid, verticillate. Honey-leaves (petaloid structures bearing nectaries) often present, sometimes infundibuliform. Stamens numerous, usually spirally arranged, extrorse. Carpels 1 to many, usually free and spirally arranged. Fruit usually of 1 or more follicles or a head of achenes.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Steven) Nyman

Main Synonym :
Adonis squarrosa Steven
Summer Pheasant's Eye Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
DC

Main Synonym :
Adonis aestivalis Link ex Webb & Berthel.
Pheasant's Eye,
Small-Fruited Pheasant's Eye,
Red Chamomille
Għajn is-Serduq,
Għallet is-Serduq
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anemone pusilla DC.
Crown Anemone,
Poppy Anemone
Kaħwiela Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Anemone pavonina Lam.
Broad-leaved Anem Kaħwiela ċara Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Clematis polymorpha Viv.
Evergreen Traveller's Joy,
Evergreen Virgin's Bower
Kiesħa jew Bajda Oct-Dec Detailed Profile
with
53
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Delphinium ambiguum Mill.
Consolida ajacis (L.) Schur
Doubtful knight's spur,
Rocket larkspur
Sieq il-ħamiema l-kbira Jun-Jul Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Sm.

Main Synonym :
Delphinium longipes Moris
Winged Larkspur Sieq il-ħamiema Jun-Jul Detailed Profile
with
33
images.
Willk. ex Costa

Main Synonym :
Consolida orientalis Schrödinger
Eastern Larkspur Sieq il-ħamiema tal-Lvant Jun-Jul Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Staphisagria macrosperma Spach
Short-spurred Larkspur Żerrigħet il-qamel Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Nigella arvensis subsp. minor
Love-in-a-mist Sieq il-brimba Feb-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus tuberculatus Kit. ex Hornem.
Corn Buttercup,
Devil's Claws
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Willk.) Rouy & Foucaud

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus aleae Willk.
Bulbous Buttercup,
St. Anthony's Turnip
Ċfolloq tal-basla Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus semicalvus Jord. & Fourr.
Autumn Buttercup,
Bullate Buttercup,
Golden Button
Ċfolloq tal-ħarifa Oct-Dec Detailed Profile
with
41
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus incrassatus Guss.
Eastern Buttercup Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ficaria ranunculoides Roth
Lesser Celandine,
Fig Buttercup
Fomm il-għeliem Jan-Apr Normal Profile
with
17
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus palustris subsp. macrophyllus
Large-leaved Buttercup Ċfolloq tal-Werqa kbira Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Notophilus muricatus Fourr.
Scilly Buttercup,
Rough-fruited Buttercup,
Spiny-fruited Buttercup
Ċfolloq tat-tajn Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Vill.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus uliginosus Willd.
Adder's tongue Buttercup,
Adder's tongue Spearwort
Ċfolloq tal-Għadajjar Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Poir.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus marchesinii Lojac.
Fan-Leaved Buttercup,
Jersey Buttercup
Ċfolloq tax-xagħri Mar-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Viv.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus peltatus subsp. fucoides (Freyn) Muñoz Garm.
Sanicle-leaved Water Crowfoot Ċfolloq ta' l-ilma Jan-May Normal Profile
with
17
images.
Crantz

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus parvulus L.
Hairy Buttercup Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Chaix

Main Synonym :
Batrachium trichophyllum (Chaix) Bosch
Thread-leaved Water Crowfoot,
Threadleaf Crowfoot,
White Water Buttercup
Ċfolloq tal-widien Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with
16
images.
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Ranunculus vilaenadalis Sennen
Three-leaved Buttercup Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.


URTICACEAE
Juss.
( Nettle Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, small shrubs or rarely climbers, without latex. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple, usually stipulate. Flowers usually unisexual. Perianth 4- or 5-merous, often persistent. Male flowers with (1-)4 or 5 stamens opposite the perianth-segments and inflexed in bud, often with rudimentary ovary. Female flowers often with small staminodes; ovary superior, 1-locular, sometimes adnate to perianth; style simple; ovule 1, orthotropous. Fruit an achene. Seeds usually with endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Parietaria bracteata Moench
Cretan Pellitory-of-the-wall Maltese name not known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
4
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Parietaria diffusa Merl. & W.D.J.Koch
Pellitory-of-the-wall Xeħt ir-riħ komuni All year Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Mediterranean Pellitory-of-the-wall Xeħt ir-riħ komuni tad-dell Apr-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Urtica submitis Boiss.
Common Nettle,
Stinging Nettle
Maltese name not known Dec-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Poir. ex Savigny

Main Synonym :
Urtica dubia Forssk.
Large-leaved Nettle,
Membranous Nettle
Ħurrieqa komuni Dec-Jun Normal Profile
with
14
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Urtica balearica L.
Roman Nettle Ħurrieq taż-żibeġ Feb-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Urtica parvula Blume
Small Nettle,
Annual Nettle
Ħurrieq żgħir Dec-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.

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