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Index of Plant Families (4 families in this page)

ARAUCARIACEAE
Araucaria
CUPRESSACEAE
Cypress
EPHEDRACEAE
Joint-Pine
PINACEAE
Pine
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ARAUCARIACEAE
Henkel & W. Hochstetter
( Araucaria 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
(Molina) K. Koch

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Bunya Pine Awrikarja Ta' Bidwill Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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(Salisbury) Franco

Main Synonym :
Araucaria excelsa
Norfolk Island Pine Awrikarja Kbira All year Normal Profile
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CUPRESSACEAE
Barlett
( Cypress Family )
Subfamalies: Cunninghamhioideae; Taiwanioideae; Athrotaxidoideae; Sequoioideae; Taxodioideae; Callitroideae; Cupressoideae

Family Description: Monoecious or dioecious; resiniferous trees or shrubs with opposite or whorled, usually scale-like, leaves. Male and female cones made up of opposite or whorled scales. Scales of male cones (microsporophylls) bearing 3-5 pollen-sacs on the lower surface. Scales of female cones (megasporophylls) bearing 2 to many erect ovules on the upper surface, and completely adnate to the subtending bract. Fruit a more or less woody cone, or the scales becoming fleshy and the fruit berry-like, indehiscent. Seeds winged or not.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Greene.

Main Synonym :
Cupressus glabra
Arizona Cypress,
Smooth Cypress
Ċipress Ta' Arizona All year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cupressus pyramidalis
Italian Cypress,
Mediterranean Cypress
Ċipress,
Ċipress Kannella
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Phoenician Juniper Ġnibru,
Ġniepru
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(Vahl) Masters

Main Synonym :
Thuja articulata
Sandarac Gum Tree,
Mediterranean Alerce,
Arar Tree
Siġra Tal-Għargħar,
Għargħar
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L.

Main Synonym :
Platyclados orientalis
Thuya Maltese Name Not Known All year Normal Profile
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EPHEDRACEAE
Dumortier
( Joint-Pine Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Shrubs with opposite or verticillate leaves, usually reduced to short, more or less coalescent sheaths, 1-2(-3) mm; not resiniferous. Inflorescences axillary; strobili sessile or on short shoots. Fruit a globose or ovoid syncarp, the bracts fleshy at maturity, red, or rarely yellow.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Joint-Pine,
Shrubby Horse-tail,
Fragile Joint Pine
Efedra Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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PINACEAE
Lindl.
( Pine Family )
Subfamalies: Pinoideae; Piceoideae; Laricoideae; Abietoideae

Family Description: Monoecious; resiniferous trees, rarely shrubs, with spirally arranged leaves. Flowers (cones) made up of numerous spirally arranged scales. Scales of male cones (microsporophylls) bearing 2 pollen-sacs on the lower surface. Scales of female cones (megasporophylls) made up of 2 parts - an upper ovuliferous scale (conescale) bearing 2 ovules on the upper surface, and a lower, subtending scale (bract). Fruit a usually woody cone. Seeds usually winged.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
Tenore

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Calabrian Pine,
Brutia Pine,
Turkish Pine
Żnuber Tal-Lvant All year Normal Profile
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Sweet ex Sprengel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Canary Islands Pine Żnuber Tal-gżejjer Kanarji All year Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Aleppo Pine,
Jerusalem Pine
Żnuber,
Siġra Tal-Prinjol,
Siġra Tal-Arżnu
All year Normal Profile
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Aiton

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Maritime Pine,
Coastal Pine
Żnuber Tal-kosta All year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Stone Pine,
Umbrella Pine
Żnuber Tal-ikel,
Żnuber Tal-umbrella
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