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Index of Plant Families (7 families in this page)

CASUARINACEAE
Ironwood
FAGACEAE
Oak
JUGLANDACEAE
Walnut
MORACEAE
Mulberry
PLATANACEAE
Plane / Sycamore
ULMACEAE
Elm
URTICACEAE
Nettle
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CASUARINACEAE
R. Br.
( Ironwood 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
Miquel

Main Synonym :
Casuarina tenuissima
Australian River Oak,
Australian She-Oak
Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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Forster

Main Synonym :
Casuarina litorea
She-Oak,
Australian Pine,
Ironwood
Kaswarina Summer Normal Profile
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Lamarck

Main Synonym :
Casuarina stricta
Drooping She-Oak Kaswarina Summer Normal Profile
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FAGACEAE
Dumortier
( Oak Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Monoecious; trees or shrubs. Leaves simple, alternate. Male flowers in catkins or heads; perianth 4- to 7-lobed; stamens 8-20(-40), usually twice as many as perianth-lobes. Female flowers 1-3, surrounded by an involucre of scales (cupule); perianth 4- to 6-lobed; styles 3 or 6. Fruit a 1-seeded nut, in groups of 1-3, surrounded by the accrescent cupule.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Quercus calicina
Evergreen Oak,
Holm Oak,
Holly Oak
Balluta,
Siġra Tal-Ġandar
Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Quercus pedunculata
Pedunculate Oak,
English Oak
Balluta Ingliża,
Siġra Tar-Ruvlu
Spring Normal Profile
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JUGLANDACEAE
A. Rich ex Kunth
( Walnut Family )
Subfamalies: Engelhardioideae; Juglandoideae

Family Description: Monoecious; deciduous trees with alternate, imparipinnate leaves. Male flowers in catkins borne on twigs of the previous year; perianth present or absent; stamens 3-40. Female flowers usually few, borne on twigs of the current year; perianth 3- to 5-lobed. Ovary inferior, unilocular or incompletely 2- or 4-celled; ovule 1. Fruit a drupe or nut.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Wangenheim) Koch

Main Synonym :
Carya illinoinensis
Pecan Nut Ġewża Tal-Pekan Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Juglans fallax
Walnut Ġewża,
Siġra Tal-ġewż
Spring Normal Profile
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MORACEAE
Link
( Mulberry Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees or shrubs with latex. Monoecious or dioecious. Leaves alternate (rarely opposite); stipules caducous. Flowers usually densely spicate, capitate or enclosed in a fleshy, urceolate receptacle. Flowers with 3- or 4-partite perianth. Male flowers with 3 or 4 stamens opposite the perianth-segments. Female flowers with ovary 1- or 2-locular, superior; styles 1(2). Ovule anatropous or campylotropous. Fruit a drupelet often surrounded by the fleshy perianth; drupelets often crowded into syncarps.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(L.) Ventenat

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

Main Synonym :
Ficus carica var. domestica
Fig Tree,
Capri Fig,
Common Fig
Tina,
Farkizzan,
Bajtar Ta' San Ġwann
May-Jun Normal Profile
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Roxburgh

Main Synonym :
Ficus elastica var. decora
Indian Rubber Tree,
Rubber Fig,
Rubber Plant
Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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images.
Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
Ficus macrophylla subsp. columnaris
Moreton Bay Fig Fikus Taz-zokk Kbir Spring Normal Profile
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Desfontaines

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Moreton Bay Fig Maltese Name Not Known Spring Normal Profile
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images.
L. f.

Main Synonym :
Ficus nitida
Chinese Banyan Tree Fikus Tat-toroq Spring Normal Profile
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Desf. Ex Vent.

Main Synonym :
Ficus leichhardtii
Rusty-leaved Fig,
Port Jackson Fig,
Little Leaf Fig
Fikus Tal-werqa Msadda Spring Normal Profile
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F.M.Bailey

Main Synonym :
Ficus australis
Hairless Port Jackson Fig Fikus Tal-Awstralja,
Maltese Name Not Known,
Maltese Name Not Known
Spring Normal Profile
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(Rafinesque) Schneider

Main Synonym :
Toxylon pomiferum
Osage Orange Maltese Name Not Known Summer Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
White Mulberry Ċawsla,
Siġra Tac-Ċawsli
Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Weeping Mulberry,
Weeping White Mulberry
Ċawsla,
Siġra Tac-Ċawsli
Apr-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Black Mulberry Tuta,
Siġra Tat-Tut
Apr-May Normal Profile
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PLATANACEAE
Dumortier
( Plane / Sycamore Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Trees with scaling bark. Monoecious; flowers arranged in globose, unisexual capitula. Perianth 4- or 6-merous, arranged in 2 whorls. Stamens 4-6, opposite the outer perianth-segments. Ovary superior; carpels 3-6, free, each with 1(2) pendulous, orthotropous ovules.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
(Aiton) Willd.

Main Synonym :
Platanus hybrida
European Plane Tree,
London Plane Tree
Siġra Tad-Dorf Jun-Aug Normal Profile
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ULMACEAE
Mirbel
( Elm Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Deciduous trees, rarely shrubs, without latex. Leaves alternate, simple, usually asymmetrical at base. Flowers all hermaphrodite or male and hermaphrodite. Perianth herbaceous; stamens erect in bud. Fruit a drupe or samara.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Ulmus alba
American Elm,
White Elm,
Water Elm
Ulmu Amerikan,
Nemmiesa Amerikana
May-Jun Normal Profile
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images.
Melville

Main Synonym :
Ulmus minor subsp. canescens
Hoary Elm,
Grey-leaved Elm,
Mediterranean Elm
Nemmiesa,
Siġra Tan-nemus,
Ulmu Selvaġġ
May-Jun Normal Profile
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Hudson

Main Synonym :
Ulmus montana
Wych Elm Ulmu May-Jun Normal Profile
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Miller

Main Synonym :
Ulmus minor subsp. minor
Small-leaved Elm,
Common Elm
Ulmu May-Jun Normal Profile
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Salisbury

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
English Elm Ulmu Ingliż,
Nemmiesa Ingliża
May-Jun Normal Profile
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URTICACEAE
Juss.
( Nettle Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, small shrubs or rarely climbers, without latex. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple, usually stipulate. Flowers usually unisexual. Perianth 4- or 5-merous, often persistent. Male flowers with (1-)4 or 5 stamens opposite the perianth-segments and inflexed in bud, often with rudimentary ovary. Female flowers often with small staminodes; ovary superior, 1-locular, sometimes adnate to perianth; style simple; ovule 1, orthotropous. Fruit an achene. Seeds usually with endosperm.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
Parietaria diffusa
Pellitory-of-the-wall Xeħt Ir-riħ Komuni All year Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Mediterranean Pellitory-of-the-wall Xeħt Ir-riħ Komuni Tad-dell Apr-May Normal Profile
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Poiret

Main Synonym :
Urtica dubia
Large-leaved Nettle,
Membranous Nettle
Ħurrieqa Komuni Nov-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Roman Nettle Ħurrieq Taż-żibeġ Feb-May Normal Profile
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images.
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Small Nettle,
Annual Nettle
Ħurrieq żgħir Dec-Apr Normal Profile
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