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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

AMARYLLIDACEAE
Daffodil (Amaryllis)
ASPARAGACEAE
Asparagus
COLCHICACEAE
Colchicum
XANTHORRHOAECEAE
Grass Tree
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AMARYLLIDACEAE
Jaume St.-Hil
( Daffodil (Amaryllis) Family )
Subfamalies: Agapanthoideae (= Agapanthaceae family); Allioideae (= Alliaceae family); Amaryllidoideae (Amaryllidaceae family senso strico)

Family Description: Glabrous, bulbous, scapose (rarely more or less acaulescent), perennial herbs. Leaves all basal, linear to lorate or oblanceolate, often distichous. Flowers in an umbel (sometimes reduced to a single flower), subtended by a spathe of 1 or more usually scarious valves. Flowers hermaphrodite, regular or slightly zygomorphic. Perianth of 6 petaloid segments, arising from the apex of the ovary, or from a hypanthial tube. Corona sometimes present. Stamens 6. Ovary inferior, 3-locular; stigma capitate or shortly 3-lobed. Fruit a loculicidal or irregularly dehiscent capsule, sometimes with fleshy pericarp and transitional to a berry.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Tausch

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Round-Headed Leek,
Ball-headed Onion
Tewm Kaħlani,
Tewm Vjola
Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Round Headed Garlic Tewm Ta' Għawdex May-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Garden Onion,
Bulb Onion
Basla Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dwarf Garlic Tewm Qerqni Dec-Jan Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wild Leek,
Sea Garlic
Kurrat Selvaġġ May-Jul Normal Profile
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Webb & Berthelot

Main Synonym :
Allium paniculatum var. paniculatum
Pale Garlic Tewm Safrani May-Jul Normal Profile
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Brullo, Lanfranco & Pavone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maltese Dwarf Garlic Tewm Irqiq Ta' Malta,
Tewm żgħir Ta' Malta
Jun-Jul Normal Profile
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(Sommier & Caruana Gatto) Ciferri & Giacomini

Main Synonym :
Allium ampeloprasum var. melitense
Maltese Leek,
Maltese Garlic
Kurrat Ta' Malta May-Jun Normal Profile
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Cirillo

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Garlic,
Naples Onion
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Black Garlic,
Broad-Leaved Garlic,
Black Onion
Ċuplajs Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Rosy Garlic Tewm Ħamrani Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hairy Garlic Tewm Muswaf,
Tewm Selvaġġ
Apr-May Normal Profile
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Cirillo

Main Synonym :
Allium subhirsutum var. trifoliatum
Pink Garlic Tewm Tal-linja Vjola Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Three-cornered Garlic Maltese Name Not Known Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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(Haworth) Spach

Main Synonym :
Hermione elegans
Elegant Narcissus Narċis Imwaħħar Skars Autumn Normal Profile
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Ker-Gawler

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Narcissus Maltese Name Not Known ? Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Late Narcissus,
Late-flowering Narcissus
Narċis Imwaħħar,
Ranċis Imwaħħar
Oct-Nov Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
French Daffodil,
Cream Narcissus,
Polyanthus Narcissus
Narċis,
Ranċis
Nov-Mar Detailed Profile
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(Aiton) Nicholson

Main Synonym :
Nothoscordum inodorum
Fragrant False Garlic,
Sweet Garlic,
Gowie's Curse
Tewm Tal-qsari Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Pomel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Stinking Sea Daffodil Pankrazju Tal-Ħarifa Autumn Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Daffodil,
Sea Lily,
Sand Lily
Pankrazju Selvaġġ,
Narċis Tar-Ramel,
Ġilju Tar-Ramel
Aug-Sep Detailed Profile
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ASPARAGACEAE
Juss.
( Asparagus Family )
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: Agavoideae (=Agavaceae family); Aphyllanthoideae (=Asparagaceae sensu stricto); Brodiaeoideae (=Themidaceae family); Lomandroideae (=Laxmanniaceae family); Nolinoideae (=Ruscaceae family); Scilloideae (=Hyacinthaceae family)

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
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
American Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Sabbara Tal-Amerika,
Agave
All Year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Agave complicata
Agave,
Century Plant,
American Aloe
Sabbara Tal-Amerika,
Agave
Jun-Sep Normal Profile
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Salm-Dyke

Main Synonym :
Agave cernua
Soft-leaved Agave,
Spineless Agave,
Foxtail Agave
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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Engelmann

Main Synonym :
Agave patonii
Parry's Agave Maltese Name Not Known After rains Normal Profile
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Perrine

Main Synonym :
Agave rigida var. sisalana
Blue Agave,
Sisal Hemp
Sabbara Ta' Sisal,
Sisal
Nov-May Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
Aloe mutabilis
Krantz Aloe Maltese Name Not Known Dec-Feb Normal Profile
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(Aiton) Haworth

Main Synonym :
Aloe maculata
Soap Aloe,
African Aloe
Maltese Name Not Known Aug-Sep Normal Profile
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(L.) Burmann f.

Main Synonym :
Aloe barbadensis
Yellow Aloe,
Mediterranean Aloe,
True Aloe
Sabbara Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Asparagus,
Prickly Asparagus,
Spiny Asparagus
Spraġġ Xewwieki Aug-Oct + Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Druce

Main Synonym :
Asparagus medeoloides
African Asparagus,
Bridal Creeper,
Smilax Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Kunth) Jessop cv. sprengeri

Main Synonym :
Asparagus plumosus subsp. nanus
Bushy Asparagus,
Sprenger's Asparagus
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Asparagus Fern,
Sicklethorn
Maltese Name Not Known Sep-Dec Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Wild Asparagus,
Garden Asparagus
Spraġġ Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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(Kunth) Jessop

Main Synonym :
Asparagus plumosus
Plumose Asparagus,
Asparagus Fern
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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Forrsk.

Main Synonym :
Asparagus horridus
Grey Asparagus Spraġġ Griż Feb-Apr Detailed Profile
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Baker

Main Synonym :
Protasparagus virgatus
Broom Asparagus Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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(L.) Sweet

Main Synonym :
Hyacinthus romana
Roman Hyacinth Ġjacint Selvaġġ Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Thunberg) Jacques

Main Synonym :
Anthericum comosum
Spider Plant,
Spider Ivy,
Ribbon Plant
Rampila All Year Normal Profile
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(Jacquin) Haworth

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Gasteria Maltese Name Not Known Sep-Dec Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Garden Hyacinth,
Common Hyacinth,
Dutch Hyacinth
Ġjacint Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dark Grape Hyacinth,
Narrow-leaved Grape Hyacinth
Muskari Skuri Feb-Mar Detailed Profile
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(L.) Miller

Main Synonym :
Leopoldia comosa
Tassel Grape Hyacinth Basal Il-ħnieżer Mar-May Normal Profile
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Gussone

Main Synonym :
Muscari compactum
Southern Grape Hyacinth,
Starch Grape Hyacinth
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Autumn Grape Hyacinth,
Lesser Grape Hyacinth,
Small-flowered Hyacinth
Ġjaċint Tal-Ħarifa Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Large Star Of Bethlehem,
Lesser Cape Lily,
Arabian Starflower
Ħalib It-tajr Kbir,
Ħara Taċ-Ċawl
Apr-May Normal Profile
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Boreau

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Lesser Star Of Bethlehem Ħalib It-tajr Skars Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Star Of Bethlehem Ħalib It-tajr żgħir Apr-May Normal Profile
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(L.) All.

Main Synonym :
Convallaria multiflora
Solomon's Seal,
David's Harp,
Ladder To Heaven
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(L.) Speta.

Main Synonym :
Scilla autumnalis
Autumn Squill,
Starry Hyacinth
Għansar Tal-Ħarifa Sep-Oct Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Butcher's Broom,
Box Holly,
Knee Holly
Nigżet Il-far,
Rand Xandri
Feb-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Greater Butcher's Broom Belladonna,
Rusku
Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Large Squill,
Hyacinth Squill
Għansal Selvaġġ Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Scilla clusii
Portuguese Squill Għansar Tal-ġonna Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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Tineo

Main Synonym :
Scilla peruviana var. sicula
Sicilian Squill Għansal Ikħal Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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(Steinheil) Phillippe

Main Synonym :
Uriginea maritima
Sea Squill,
Sea Onion,
White Squill
Basal Tal-għansar,
Għansar
Aug-Oct Detailed Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca yucatana
Spanish Bay T,
Dagger Plant
Yukka Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Yucca elephantipes
Spanish Dagger,
Adam's Needle
Yukka Jul-Sep Normal Profile
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COLCHICACEAE
DC.
( Colchicum Family )
Conservative synonym: Liliaceae
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: The Colchicaceae are plants that grow from underground corms covered in tough papery tunics. The flowers have 3 styles that are free, rather than united into a single stalk. There are six tepal segments: 3 petals and 3 sepals. Each of the 6 anthers is attached at the base of one of the tepal segments. The most familiar genus in this family may be Colchicum, native to Eurasia. Bulbocodium is a genus closely related to Colchicum. Merendera is a genus with Colchicum-like flowers that grows in the Mediterranean, North African, and Middle Eastern areas. The genus Androcymbium is found in the Mediterranean and southward through South Africa. The genus Gloriosa contains the gaudy, vining Gloriosa Lily, which is native to southern Africa. Other genera in this family include Baeometra, Littonia, Sandersonia, and Wurmbea. The older usage of the family Liliaceae was an all-inclusive collection of plants that are considered in most recent classifications to belong to many families in at least two orders, Asparagales and Liliales. The Colchicaceae are still considered part of the Liliales, but separate from the Liliaceae. Colchicum generally resembles to an oversized, fall-blooming crocus, but in fact the two are quite distant both genetically and ornamentally.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Gussone

Main Synonym :
Colchicum bertolonii
Mediterranean Meadow Saffron Busieq,
Buswieq Tax-xitwa
Oct-Nov Normal Profile
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XANTHORRHOAECEAE
Dumortier
( Grass Tree Family )
Subfamalies: Asphodeloideae (=Asphodelaceae family); Hemerocallidoideae (=Phormiaceae family); Xanthorrhoeoideae (sensu stricto)

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
Brotero

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus microcarpus
Summer Asphodel,
Common Asphodel,
Tall Asphodel
Berwieq Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
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L

Main Synonym :
Asphodelus tenuifolius
Onion Weed,
Pink Asphodel,
Onion-leaved Asphodel
Berwieq Żgħir Jan-Apr Detailed Profile
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