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Index of Plant Families (10 families in this page)

SAPINDALES and other Rosids
ANACARDIACEAE
Pistachio
GERANIACEAE
Geranium
MELIACEAE
Persian Lilac
OXALIDACEAE
WoodSorrel
POLYGALACEAE
Milkwort
RUTACEAE
Rue
SAPINDACEAE
Soapberry
SIMAROUBACEAE
Tree of Heaven
VITACEAE
Vine
ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
Creosote Bush
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ANACARDIACEAE
Lindl.
( Pistachio Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves alternate, usually pinnate or digitate. Calyx usually 5-partite; petals 5, rarely absent, free or more or less connate; ovary superior, 1-locular, with one ovule; placentation basal or apical. Fruit a drupe.
1
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Desf.

Main Synonym :
Pistacia mutica Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Mount Atlas Pistachio,
Persian turpentine tree,
Atlantic Mastic Tree
Deru tal-Atlantiku,
Pistaċċa bagħla
Feb-Mar Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lentiscus vulgaris Fourr.
Lentisk,
Mastic Tree,
Mediterranean Mastic
Deru,
Deluwa
Feb-Nov Normal Profile
with
16
images.
Burnat

Main Synonym :
P. lentiscus x terebinthus
Hybrid Mastic Tree Deru bagħal Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Lentiscus terebinthus Kuntze
Terebinth Tree,
Turpentine Tree,
Cyprus Terebinth Tree
Skornabekk,
Siġra tat-turpentina,
Trementina
Mar-May Normal Profile
with
17
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Pistacia narbonnensis L.
Pistacio Tree Siġra tal-Pistacja Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
3
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Toxicodendron coriaria (L.) Kuntze
Sumach Tree,
Common Sumach,
Sumac tree
Xumakk tal-konz Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L. fil.

Main Synonym :
Searsia lancea (L.f.) F.A.Barkley
African Sumach,
Willow Sumach,
Karee
Xumakk tal-Afrika Oct-Dec Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Schinus bituminosus Salisb.
Drooping False Pepper,
Brazilian Pepper Tree,
California Pepper Tree
Siġra tal-bżar tal-friegħi mdendlin May-Sep Normal Profile
with
7
images.
Raddi

Main Synonym :
Schinus rhoifolia Mart.
Brazilian pepper,
Upright False Pepper,
Broad-leaved Pepper Tree
Siġra tal-bżar May-Sep Normal Profile
with
5
images.


GERANIACEAE
Juss.
( Geranium Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, or rarely small shrubs with soft stems. Leaves stipulate, usually lobed or divided, and sometimes more or less compound. Flowers in cymes, umbels or spikes, 5-merous, actinomorphic or somewhat zygomorphic. Sepals 5, free; petals 5, free; stamens obdiplostemonous in two whorls of 5, some of them sometimes reduced to staminodes. Ovary superior, of 5 united carpels, separating in fruit into 5 1-seeded mericarps; styles united in flower, sometimes separating in fruit.
1
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Bech. & Thell.

Main Synonym :
Erodium romanum (Burm.f.) L'Hér.
Stemless Storkbill Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Guss.

Main Synonym :
Erodium chium var. crassifolium
Alder-leaved storksbill Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Willd.

Main Synonym :
Geranium murcicum Cav.
Mediterranean Storkbill Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
4
images.
(L.) L'Hér.

Main Synonym :
Erodium viscosum Mill.
Sand Storkbill Maltese name not known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
with
0
images.
(L.) L'Hér.

Main Synonym :
Geranium cicutarium L.
Common Storkbill Maltese name not known Jan-May Normal Profile
with
16
images.
(Cav.) Willd.

Main Synonym :
Erodium chium var. laciniatum
Cut-leaved Storkbill,
Sand Storkbill
Moxt tar-ramel Mar-Jun Normal Profile
with
11
images.
(L.) L'Hér.

Main Synonym :
Geranium malacoides L.
Mallow-Leaved Stork's Bill,
Glandular Stork's Bill,
Mediterranean Stork's Bill
Moxt Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with
10
images.
(Burm.f.) L'Hér.

Main Synonym :
Geranium moschatum (L.) Burm.f.
Musk Stork's Bill,
Musk Clover,
White-stemmed filaree
Ħaxixa tal-Misk Jan-Jun Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Geranium parviflorum Willd.
Cut-leaved Crane's Bill,
Cut-leaved Geranium,
Wrinkle-seeded Crane's Bill
Ġeranju tal-weraq bil-pizzi Feb-Apr Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Geranium villosum Ten.
Dove's foot Crane's Bill,
Soft Crane's Bill,
Woodland Geranium
Ġeranju tal-weraq artab,
Ġeranju Komuni
Jan-May Normal Profile
with
6
images.
Viv.

Main Synonym :
Geranium robertianum subsp. purpureum Vill.
Little Robin,
Lesser Herb Robert,
Purple Herb Robert
Ġeranju roża Feb-May Normal Profile
with
15
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Robertiella robertiana
Herb Robert,
Red Robin
Maltese name not known Feb-May Normal Profile
with
5
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Geranium viscidulum Fr.
Round-Leaved Crane's Bill,
Round-leaved Geranium
Ġeranju tal-werqa tonda Jan-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.
L.H.Bailey

Main Synonym :
Pelargonium x hybridum
Garden Geranium Sardinell All Year Normal Profile
with
10
images.


MELIACEAE
Juss.
( Persian Lilac Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, usually 5-merous. Petals free or connate at base. Stamens twice as many as petals, monadelphous. Ovary superior, with 2-8 loculi; placentation axile; style 1. Fruit a capsule, drupe or berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Melia japonica G.Don
Indian Lilac,
China Berry
Siġra tat-tosku Mar-May Normal Profile
with
8
images.


OXALIDACEAE
R. Br.
( WoodSorrel Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, rarely small shrubs. Leaves usually compound. Flowers 5-merous, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Ovary superior, 5-locular; placentation axile. Fruit a capsule. Seeds with endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Oxalis micrantha Bertero ex Savi
Creeping Wood Sorrel,
Yellow Wood Sorrel,
Yellow Oxalis
Ingliża żgħira Mar-Nov Normal Profile
with
8
images.
Kunth

Main Synonym :
Oxalis corymbosa DC.
Pink Wood Sorrel Maltese name not known May-Oct Normal Profile
with
9
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Oxalis lybica Viv.
Bermuda Buttercup,
Sour Sob,
Cape Sorrel
Ħaxixa Ingliża,
Qares
Dec-Apr Detailed Profile
with
46
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Oxalis fontana Bunge
Yellow Wood Sorrel,
Upright Oxalis,
Upright Wood Sorrel
Ingliża Wieqfa Apr-Jul Detailed Profile
with
29
images.


POLYGALACEAE
Juss.
( Milkwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Leaves simple, exstipulate. Flowers hermaphrodite, zygomorphic, in spikes or racemes. Sepals 5, free; petals 3-5, more or less united; stamens 8, with filaments partly united. Ovary 2-locular, with 1 seed in each loculus.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygala glumacea Sm.
Mediterranean Milkwort,
Annual Milkwort
Maltese name not known Mar-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Polygala x dalmaisiana
African Milkwort,
Myrtle-leaved Milkwort,
Sweet Pea Bush
Maltese name not known Mar-Jul Normal Profile
with
3
images.


RUTACEAE
Juss.
( Rue Family )
Subfamalies: Rutoideae; Spathelioideae; Dictyolomatoideae; Toddalioideae; Flindersioideae; Aurantioideae

Family Description: Herbs, shrubs or trees. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple or compound, dotted with translucent glands, exstipulate, sometimes reduced to spines. Flowers usually hermaphrodite and actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or connate below. Petals 4-5. Disc present. Stamens as many or twice as many as the petals, rarely more, free or rarely monadelphous. Ovary superior, usually syncarpous and often 4- to 5-locular, but carpels occasionally united at the base only or rarely free. Styles as many as the carpels, free or connate.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Osbeck

Main Synonym :
Citrus x limon
Lemon Siġra tal-lumi,
Lummija
All year Normal Profile
with
11
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Ruta bracteosa DC.
Wall Rue,
Fringed Rue,
Egyptian Rue
Fejġel Apr-Jun Normal Profile
with
9
images.


SAPINDACEAE
Juss.
( Soapberry Family )
Subfamalies: Dodonaeoideae; Hippocastanoideae; Sapindoideae; Xanthoceroideae

Family Description: Trees, shrubs, woody climbers or rarely (as in the only European representative) herbs, with alternate, usually compound leaves. Flowers hermaphrodite, hypogynous, usually small. Sepals and petals 3-5, free; stamens 8, deflexed. Ovary superior, 3-locular, with one seed in each loculus.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Sw.

Main Synonym :
Cardiospermum hirsutum Willd.
Showy Balloon Vine,
Upland Cotton
Sfineġ,
Tursien ir-riħ
Jun-Oct Normal Profile
with
6
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Cardiospermum inflatum Salisb.
Love-in-a-puff,
Balloon Vine
Sfineġ sufi,
Tursien ir-riħ sufi
Jul-Oct Normal Profile
with
18
images.
Jacq.

Main Synonym :
Dodonaea ehrenbergii Schltdl.
Hop Bush,
Hopseed Bush,
Akeake
Maltese name not known Mar-Aug Normal Profile
with
5
images.
(Blanco) Radlk.

Main Synonym :
Harpullia imbricata Thwaites
Tulip Wood-Tree Maltese name not known All year Normal Profile
with
9
images.


SIMAROUBACEAE
DC.
( Tree of Heaven Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs with bitter bark. Leaves pinnate, alternate. Flowers actinomorphic, 5-merous. Petals free. Disc 10-lobed. Stamens 10 in male flowers, 2-3 in hermaphrodite flowers; filaments free. Ovary superior; carpels 5-6, more or less connate, unilocular, each with 1 ovule attached to the inner angle; styles 2-5, connate. Fruit drupe-like, a berry or a group of samaras.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Mill.) Swingle

Main Synonym :
Ailanthus glandulosa Desf.
Tree-of-heaven,
Stinking Shumach,
Japanese Varnish Tree
Xumakk falz May-Jul Normal Profile
with
10
images.


VITACEAE
Juss.
( Vine Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs, usually diffuse and climbing by means of leaf-opposed tendrils. Leaves alternate, stipulate, usually palmately lobed or divided. Flowers small, actinomorphic, in terminal or leaf opposed cymes or panicles. Sepals 5, united; petals 5, free or united distally; stamens 5, antepetalous. Ovary superior,2-locular; style and stigma 1; fruit a berry with 2-4 seeds.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Planch.

Main Synonym :
Vitis cinerea (Engelm.) Millardet
Grapevine Rootstock,
Downy Grape,
Sweet Winter Grape
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
Scheele

Main Synonym :
Vitis rupestris var. dissecta Eggert ex L.H.Bailey
Mountain grape,
Beach grape,
Sugar grape
Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vitis laciniosa L.
Grape Vine,
European Grape
Dielja,
Siġra tal-Għeneb
Apr-May Normal Profile
with
7
images.
L.

Main Synonym :
Vitis amara Raf.
American Grape Vine Maltese name not known Apr-May Normal Profile
with
0
images.


ZYGOPHYLLACEAE
R. Br.
( Creosote Bush Family )
Subfamalies: Larreoideae; Morkillioideae; Seetzenioideae; Tribuloideae; Zygophylloideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves stipulate, usually pinnate. Flowers hermaphrodite, usually actinomorphic, (4-)5-merous. Disc present. Stamens usually twice as many as petals. Ovary superior, usually angled or winged. Fruit dry or fleshy.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Tribulus lanuginosus L.
Maltese Cross,
Tribulus,
Puncturevine
Salib tal-art,
Għatba
Jun-Nov Normal Profile
with
12
images.
(L.) Christenh. & Byng

Main Synonym :
Fagonia hispanica L.
Fagonia Fagonja Mar-May Normal Profile
with
12
images.

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