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Index of Plant Families (5 families in this page)

ACANTHACEAE
Acanthus
BIGNONIACEAE
Bignonia
OROBANCHACEAE
Broomrape
PLANTAGINACEAE
Plantain
SCROPHULARIACEAE
Figwort
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ACANTHACEAE
Juss.
( Acanthus Family )
Subfamalies: Acanthoideae; Avicennioideae; Nelsonioideae; Thunbergioideae

Family Description: Herbs or shrubs. Leaves simple, opposite, exstipulate. Flowers zygomorphic, in spike-like inflorescences. Bracts often conspicuous, coloured. Calyx 4-lobed, 2-lipped, or campanulate, 5-fid. Corolla sympetalous, zygomorphic, with a short tube; limb 2-lipped with the upper lip subentire and the lower 3-fid, or 1-lipped with the upper lip absent. Stamens 2 or 4. Ovary superior, 2-locular, with axile placentae; style single, unequally 2-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule with indurated funicles (jaculators) which eject the seeds.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus longifolius
Bear's Breech,
Artists's Acanthus,
Oyster Plant
Ħannewija May-Jun Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Acanthus spinosissimus
Spiny Bear's Breeches Ħannewija Xewwikija May-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Adhatoda vasica
Malabar Nut Ġustizja Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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BIGNONIACEAE
Juss.
( Bignonia 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
D. Don

Main Synonym :
Jacaranda acutifolia
Blue Jacaranda Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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(L.) A. H. Gentry

Main Synonym :
Doxantha unguis-cati
Cat-claw Ivy,
Cat-claw Trumpet
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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(Thunberg) Spach

Main Synonym :
Tecomaria capensis
Cape Honeysuckle Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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(L.) Seemann

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium stans
Yellow Trumpet Flower,
Yellow Trumpet,
Common Yellow Elder
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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(DC.) T. Sprague

Main Synonym :
Stenolobium alatum
Orange Trumpet Flower,
Orange Jubilee
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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OROBANCHACEAE
Vent.
( Broomrape Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial (rarely annual) herbs without chlorophyll, parasitic on the roots of other phanerogamic plants (usually herbaceous dicotyledons). Stems erect, usually simple. Leaves alternate, scale-like, often succulent at first. Flowers in a terminal spike or raceme, rarely in a panicle or solitary. Calyx tubular, cup-shaped or 2-lipped. Corolla 5-lobed, 2-lipped or almost regular. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary superior, 1-locular, with 2-4 parietal, often deeply lobed placentae; style single; stigma more or less 2-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds small, numerous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
C. Presl

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Yellow Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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Smith

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bedstraw Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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L. in Loefl.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Drooping Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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Pomel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Glandular Broomrape Budebbus Vjola U Abjad Apr-May Normal Profile
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Forsskål

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bean Broomrape Budebbus Tal-ful Mar-May Normal Profile
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Beck

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dense-flowered Broomrape,
Sand Broomrape
Budebbus Tar-ramel Mar-May Normal Profile
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Duby

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Ivy Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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Reichenbach

Main Synonym :
Kopsia lavandulacea
Lavender Broomrape,
Blue Broomrape
Budebbus Vjola,
Budebbus Ikħal
Apr-May Normal Profile
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Smith

Main Synonym :
Orobanche barbata
Common Broomrape Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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F.W. Schultz

Main Synonym :
Orobanche loricata
Ox-tongue Broomrape Budebbus Isfar Apr-May Normal Profile
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D' Urville

Main Synonym :
Orobanche versicolor
Hairy Broomrape Budebbus Muswaf,
Budebbus Tal-lellux
Apr-May Normal Profile
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C. Presl

Main Synonym :
Orobanche crinita
Bloody Broomrape Budebbus Demmi Apr-May Normal Profile
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(F.W. Schultz) Pomel

Main Synonym :
Orobanche mutelii
Dwarf Broomrape Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Qasir Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Beck) Soják

Main Synonym :
Orobanche nana subsp. melitensis
Maltese Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape,
White Dwarf Broomrape
Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Abjad,
Budebbus Abjad
Mar-May Normal Profile
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(F.W. de Noe ex Rchb. fil.) Soják

Main Synonym :
Orobanche nana
Dwarf Sorrel Broomrape,
Violet Dwarf Broomrape
Budebbus Tal-Ingliża Vjola,
Budebbus Vjola
Mar-May Normal Profile
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PLANTAGINACEAE
Juss.
( Plantain Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs or dwarf shrubs. Leaves usually in basal rosettes, sometimes opposite or alternate, exstipulate. Flowers (2-)4-merous, actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, bracteate, usually in spikes. Sepals connate at base, persistent. Corolla gamopetalous, scarious. Filaments long; anthers conspicuous. Ovary superior, 1- to 4-locular; style 1; ovules 1 to many, axile or basal. Fruit a circumscissile capsule or indehiscent; seeds endospermic, with straight embryo, often mucilaginous when wet.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Miller

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. Siculum
Sicilian Snapdragon,
Wall Snapdragon
Papoċċi Bojod,
Ras Il-mewt,
Ras Il-baqra
All Year Detailed Profile
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Bosc

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum majus subsp. tortuosum
Greater Snapdragon,
Lion's Mouth,
Bunny Mouth
Papoċċi ħomor All Year Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Bellardia trixago
Mediterranean Lineseed,
Mediterranean Bartsia
Perlina Bajda Apr-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Lange

Main Synonym :
Linaria minor
Dwarf Snapdragon,
Small Toadflax
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
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Gaertner

Main Synonym :
Linaria cymbalaria
Ivy-leaved Toadflax Ċimbalarja Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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(Bernhardi) Fritsch

Main Synonym :
Linaria commutata
Mediterranean Fluellen Xatbet L-art Vjola May-Jun Normal Profile
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(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Linaria elatine
Round-leaved Fluellen Xatbet L-art Skars May-Aug Normal Profile
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(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Linaria spuria
Round Leaved Fluellen,
Round-leaved Cancerwort,
Blunt-leaved Fluellen
Xetbet L-art Safra Jun-Sep Detailed Profile
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(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum chalepensis
Mediterranean Toadflax Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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Lojacono

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Toadflax Papoċċi Ta' Malta,
Xetbet L-Art Maltija
Mar-May Detailed Profile
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(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Three-coloured Toadflax Papoċċi Tat-tlett Werqiet Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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(Ventenat) Rothmaler

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pale Lesser Snapdragon,
Pale Weasel's Snout
Papoċċi Skars Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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(L.) Dumortier

Main Synonym :
Antirrhinum orontium
Lesser Snapdragon,
Linear-leaved Snapdragon,
Weasel's Snout
Papoċċi Rqiq,
Papoċċi Tar-Raba
Apr-Jul Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Plantago psyllium
Glandular Plantain,
Fleawort Plantain
Żerrigħet Il-briegħed Jan-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Downy Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Narrow-leaved Plantain Maltese Name Not Known ? Normal Profile
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Allioni

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Plantain Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Buck's Horn Plantain Biżbula Tal-baħar,
Salib L-art
Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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Boissier

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Plantain,
Hare's Foot Plantain
Biżbula Komuni Feb-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Ribwort Plantain Biżbula Selvaġġa Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Gussone) Pilger

Main Synonym :
Plantago coronopus subsp. macrorrhiza
Perennial Buck's Horn Plantain,
Coastal Plantain
Biżbula Tax-xatt Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Greater Plantain,
Ratstail Plantain
Biżbula Kbira Mar-Nov Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Toothed Plantain Biżbula Tas-snien Mar-May Normal Profile
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Reichenbach

Main Synonym :
Plantago coronopus subsp. weldenii
Welden's Plantain Salib L-art Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Green Field Speedwell Maltese Name Not Known Jan-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Blue Water Speedwell Veronika Tal-ilma Mar-Oct Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wall Speedwell,
Common Speedwell,
Rock Speedwell
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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Bodard

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Pale Speedwell,
Glandular Speedwell
Veronika Bajda Dec-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Ivy-leaved Speedwell Veronika Tal-weraq Tal-liedna Dec-Mar Normal Profile
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Tineo

Main Synonym :
Veronica cymbalaria var. panormitana
No Name Maltese Name Not Known Dec-May Normal Profile
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Poiret

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Field Speedwell,
Persian Speedwell
Maltese Name Not Known Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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Fries

Main Synonym :
Veronica didyma
Grey-leaved Speedwell,
Grey Field Speedwell
Veronika żgħira Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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SCROPHULARIACEAE
Juss.
( Figwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, rarely shrubs. Leaves simple (though sometimes deeply lobed), exstipulate, alternate or opposite (rarely all basal, or the uppermost whorled). Flowers zygomorphic (though sometimes only very slightly), usually in bracteate spikes or racemes, less often solitary in the leaf-axils or in cymes. Calyx usually 4- or 5-lobed, sometimes 2-lipped. Corolla (4)5(8)-lobed or 2-lipped. Stamens usually 2 or 4, rarely 3, 5 or 6-8; staminodes sometimes present. Ovary superior, 2-locular (sometimes 1-locular in upper part and rarely throughout); style single; stigma usually capitate. Fruit a capsule (rarely indehiscent); seeds usually numerous.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Lamarck

Main Synonym :
Nicodemia madagascariensis
Yellow Butterfly Bush,
Smokebush
Maltese Name Not Known Dec-May Normal Profile
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R.Br.

Main Synonym :
Myoporum serratum
No Name Mijoporum Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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G. Forster

Main Synonym :
Myoporum tenuifolium
Mousehole Tree,
Ngaio
Mijoporum Tal-werqa Wiesgħa Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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(L.) Caruel

Main Synonym :
Bartsia viscosa
Yellow Bartsia,
Yellow Eye-bright
Perlina Safra Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Scrophularia aquatica
Water Figwort,
Water Betony,
Bishop's Leaves
Fiswet Il-kelb Tal-ilma Feb-May Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Nettle-leaved Figwort,
Brown Figwort,
Mediterranean Figwort
Fiswet Il-kelb,
Nittiena
Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Cavanilles

Main Synonym :
Celsia cretica
Glandular Mullein Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wavy-leaved Mullein Xatbet L-andar May-Aug Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Great Mullein,
Common Mullein
Maltese Name Not Known Jun-Aug Normal Profile
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