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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

ARACEAE
Arum
ARECACEAE
Palm
MUSACEAE
Banana
TYPHACEAE
Cat-tail
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ARACEAE
Juss.
( Arum Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial, usually glabrous herbs, with underground rhizomes or tubers. Leaves all basal, usually with distinct petiole, and often with more or less reticulate venation. Flowers small, often unisexual, arranged in a compact spike (spadix), subtended and usually partly enfolded by a large, petaloid or leaf-like bract (spathe), the axis of the spadix often prolonged beyond the flower-bearing zone as a fleshy, usually coloured appendix. In monoecious plants the female flowers are at or near the base of the spadix, the male flowers above them; vestigial, sterile flowers, usually in the form of filiform papillae, may also be present. Perianth of 4-6 free, sepaloid segments, or (more usually) absent. Stamens 1-6, rarely more. Ovary superior or nude, sometimes sunk in the axis of the spadix, 1- to 3-locular; stigma usually sessile or subsessile. Fruit a berry, sometimes rather dry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Targ.-Tozz.

Main Synonym :
Arum arisarum
Friar's Cowl,
Arison
Garni Tal-Pipa Nov-Mar Detailed Profile
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Mill.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Italian Lords And Ladies,
Large Cuckoo Pint,
Italian Arum
Garni Apr-May Normal Profile
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Schott

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Elephants Ear,
Coco Yam,
Dasheen
Għorgħar Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Schott

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Giant Lords-and-Ladies,
Dragon Arum
Garni Qoxret Is-serp Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Common Duckweed,
Lesser Duckweed
Lemna Komuni Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Kurz) Hegelm

Main Synonym :
Lemna oligorrhiza
Dotted Duckweed Lemna Ta' Ftit Gheruq Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Schleid.

Main Synonym :
Lemna polyrhiza
Giant Duckweed,
Greater Duckweed
Lemna Ta' Hafna Gheruq Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Wimmer

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rootless Duckweed Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Sprengel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Arum Lily,
Calla Lily,
Ethiopian Lords-and-Ladies
Buqar Mar-Aug Normal Profile
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ARECACEAE
Schultz Sch.
( Palm Family )
Conservative synonym: Palmae
Subfamalies: Arecoideae; Calamoideae; Ceroxyloideae; Coryphoideae; Nypoideae

Family Description: Shrubs or trees; stem usually unbranched. Leaves large, persistent, petiolate with a conspicuous sheath. Inflorescence a simple or branched spadix, enveloped by 1 or several spathes. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, hypogynous. Perianth usually of 2 whorls of 3. Anthers dehiscing longitudinally. Ovary of 1-3 free or united carpels; ovules 1 in each carpel. Fruit a berry or drupe.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dwarf Fan Palm,
European Dwarf Palm
Ġummara,
Ġummar Safrani
Apr-May Normal Profile
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Chabaud

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Canary Islands Date Palm Palma Tal-Kannizzati,
Palma Tal-Kanarji
Feb-Mar Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Date Palm Palma Tat-Tamar Feb-Mar Normal Profile
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Wendland

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mexican Fan Palm,
Mexican Washingtonia
Palma Tal-imrewħa Amerikana Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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MUSACEAE
Juss.
( Banana Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Perennial herbs or trees. Leaves alternate or basal, often very large, with sheathing base, long petiole and entire lamina. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, zygomorphic. Perianth petaloid, the 6 segments variously connate or free. Stamens 5. Ovary inferior, 3-locular; fruit a capsule or berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Musa sapientum
Banana Banana Spring Normal Profile
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TYPHACEAE
Juss.
( Cat-tail Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Monoecious. Flowers usually surrounded by hairs or scales (sometimes interpreted as perianth-segments), in 2 dense, superposed, cylindrical, spike-like partial inflorescences, the female below, the male above. Male flowers with simple or forked hairs or linear-lanceolate scales, or naked; stamens in clusters of 1-3 (-8); filaments often irregularly united. Female flowers on branched stalks, with hairs and sometimes also with scales, the branches with sterile flowers. Ovary superior, 1-locular, on a hairy stalk; style persistent; ovule solitary. Fruit dry, usually dehiscent.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Sparganium ramosum
Branched Bur-Reed,
Simple-stem Bur-Reed
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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(Persoon) Steudel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Bulrush,
Southern Cat-Tail,
Southern Reedmace
Buda Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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