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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

The Caryophyllales (Page 2)
FRANKENIACEAE
Sea Heath
PLUMBAGINACEAE
Liverwort
POLYGONACEAE
Dock
TAMARICACEAE
Tamarix
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FRANKENIACEAE
S.F. Gray
( Sea Heath Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or dwarf shrubs. Leaves opposite, entire, often ericoid; stipules absent. Flowers usually hermaphrodite. Sepals 4-6, connate for more than half their length. Petals 4-6, clawed, with a scale-like appendage on the claw. Stamens usually 6, in 2 whorls. Ovary superior, fertile only in the lower half, 1-locular; placentation parietal; ovules numerous. Capsule loculicidal. Seeds endospermous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Frankenia laevis var. hirsuta
Hairy Sea Heath Erba Franka Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Frankenia leonardorum Alain
Sea Heath Maltese name not known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Frankenia nodiflora Lam.
Annual Sea Heath,
European Sea Heath
Maltese name not known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
11
images.


PLUMBAGINACEAE
Juss.
( Liverwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves alternate or in basal rosettes, exstipulate. Inflorescence usually cymose, often contracted into a capitulum, rarely spike-like. Flowers actinomorphic, 5-merous, usually in bracteate spikelets. Calyx tubular below, dentate or lobed and at least slightly scarious and often plicate distally, persistent. Petals connate only at the base, or the corolla with a usually short tube. Stamens epipetalous. Styles 5, or 1 with 5 stigma-lobes. Ovary superior, 1-locular. Fruit dry, membranous, 1-seeded, surrounded by calyx, indehiscent or with circumscissile or irregular dehiscence.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Brullo

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Maltese Sea Lavender Limonju ta' Malta,
Leħjet ix-xiħ ta' Malta
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(Rchb.) Pignatti

Main Synonym :
Limonium vulgare subsp. serotinum (Rchb.) Gams
Narbonne's Sea Lavander Limonju l-kbir,
Selq tal-blat
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
5
images.
Mill.

Main Synonym :
Statice sinuata L.
English Statice Limonju tal-Ġonna Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Willd.) Fourr.

Main Synonym :
Limonium oleifolium Mill.
Violet Sea Lavender,
Seaside Sea Lavender
Limonju tal-baħar,
Leħjet ix-xiħ twil
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
4
images.
Brullo

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Zerapha's Sea Lavender Limonju ta' Żerafa,
Leħjet ix-xiħ ta' Żerafa
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
13
images.
Lam.

Main Synonym :
Plumbago capensis Thunb.
Cape Leadwort,
African Plumbago
Pjombini tal-ġonna,
Pjombina
Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Plumbago lapathifolia Willd.
European Plumbago,
Leadwort,
Dentallaria
Pjombina selvaġġa May-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.


POLYGONACEAE
Juss.
( Dock Family )
Subfamalies: Polygonoideae; Eriogonoideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or climbers. Leaves nearly always alternate; stipules often united to form a membranous sheath (ochrea). Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual; perianth 3- to 6-merous, herbaceous, often enlarging and becoming membranous in fruit. Stamens usually 6-9. Ovary superior, unilocular; styles 2-4; ovule solitary, basal. Fruit a trigonous or lenticular nut.
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Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Hook. & Arn.

Main Synonym :
Corculum leptopum (Hook. & Arn.) Stuntz
Coral Vine,
Queen's wreath,
Mexican Creeper
Maltese name not known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Campd.

Main Synonym :
Rumex spinosus L.
Spiny Dock,
Devil's Thorn,
Spiny Emex
Selq xewwieki Feb-May Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Moench

Main Synonym :
Polygonum fagopyrum L.
Buckwheat Maltese name not known Sep-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
(L.Henry) Holub

Main Synonym :
Bilderdykia aubertii (Henry) Moldenke
Silver Lace Vine,
Pink Flamingo Plant
Maltese name not known May-Sep Normal Profile
with
8
images.
(L.) Á.Löve

Main Synonym :
Fallopia baldschuanica (Regel) Holub
Black bindweed Leblieba ħadra May-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.H.Bailey

Main Synonym :
Muehlenbeckia platyclada (F.Muell.) Meisn.
Centipede plant,
Tapeworm plant
Maltese name not known Oct-Dec Normal Profile
with
3
images.
(R.Br.) K.L.Wilson

Main Synonym :
Polygonum salicifolium Brouss. ex Willd.
Willow-leaved Knotgrass Persikarja tal-baħrija Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
(R.Br.) Soják

Main Synonym :
Polygonum lapathifolium subsp. lanigera (R.Br.) Chantar. & Tubtimtong
African Persicaria Persikarja roża Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
13
images.
(L.) Delarbre

Main Synonym :
Polygonum lapathifolium L.
Pale Persicaria Maltese name not known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(Meisn.) Soják

Main Synonym :
Polygonum senegalensis Meisn.
Senegalese Knotgrass Maltese name not known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
with
21
images.
Boreau

Main Synonym :
Polygonum microspermum Jord. ex Boreau
Prostrate Knotgrass Lewża tat-toroq Apr-Nov Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygonum neglectum Besser
Knotgrass,
Prostate Knotweed
Lewża tar-raba Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
8
images.
All.

Main Synonym :
Polygonum rectum (Chrtek) Scholz
Narrow-leaved Knotgrass Lewża ta' Bellardi Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Sm.

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Horsetail Knotweed Lewża ta' skarsa Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygonum chilense K.Koch
Sea Knotgrass Lewża tal-baħar Apr-Jul Normal Profile
with
10
images.
Jord. ex Boreau

Main Synonym :
Polygonum aviculare subsp. rurivagum (Jord. ex Boreau) Berher
Narrow-leaved Knotgrass Lewża tal-werqa wiesgħa Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Murray

Main Synonym :
No synonyms for this species
Rhubarb,
Garden Rhubarb
Rabarbu Apr-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Acetosa bucephalophora Fourr.
Red Dock,
Horned Dock
Selq ħamrani Dec-May Normal Profile
with
11
images.
Murray

Main Synonym :
Rumex glomeratus Schreb.
Clustered Dock,
Green Dock,
Sharp Dock
Qarsajja tal-ilma Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
12
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex elongatus Guss.
Curly Dock Maltese name not known Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Rumex graecus Boiss. & Heldr.
Crested Dock,
Greek Dock
Qarsajja kbira Apr-Sep Normal Profile
with
13
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex acutus Sm.
Broad-leaved Dock Maltese name not known May-Nov Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Rumex lyratus Vell.
Fiddle Dock Maltese name not known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lapathum sanguineum Moench
Red-Veined Dock Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.


TAMARICACEAE
Link
( Tamarix Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, usually ericoid. Flowers solitary or in spike-like racemes, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or slightly united at the base; petals 4-5, free; stamens 4 to numerous, free or partly united. Ovary superior, of 3-5 carpels; placentation parietal. Fruit a septicidal capsule; seeds numerous, with numerous long, unicellular hairs.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Poir.

Main Synonym :
Tamarix hispanica Poir.
African Tamarisk Bruka Jan-Mar Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Tamarix anglica Webb
Common Tamarisk,
French Tamarisk
Bruka Franċiża Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.
DC.

Main Synonym :
Tamarix cretica Bunge
Small-flowered Tamarisk Bruka roża May-Jul Normal Profile
with
0
images.

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