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Index of Plant Families (3 families in this page)

COMMELINACEAE
Spiderwort
CYPERACEAE
Sedge
JUNCACEAE
Rush
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COMMELINACEAE
R. Br.
( Spiderwort Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Annual or perennial herbs; stems often swollen at the nodes.Leaves alternate, often distichous, entire, with a closed, somewhat membranous basal sheath. Flowers hermaphrodite, in terminal or axillary cymes, often closely invested by 1 or 2 large, leaf-like bracts. Perianth-segments 6, the 3 outer sepaloid, the 3 inner petaloid, usually fugitive. Stamens 6, of which 3 are sometimes reduced to staminodes. Ovary superior, 3-locular, with simple style and capitate or shortly 3-lobed stigma. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds few, marked by a small callosity indicating the position of the embryo.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type


CYPERACEAE
Juss.
( Sedge Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, usually glabrous and rhizomatous. Stems usually solid, often trigonous. Leaves often grass-like, sometimes reduced to sheaths. Flowers wind-pollinated, hermaphrodite or unisexual, each in the axil of a glume and arranged in 1- to many-flowered spikelets. Spikelets solitary or variously aggregated in compound, often bracteate inflorescences, and often with 1 or more empty glumes. Perianth absent, or composed of bristles (more rarely scales). Stamens usually 2 or 3, with basifixed anthers. Style simple; stigmas 2 or 3. Ovary unilocular, with solitary, erect ovule. Nut usually with 2 or 3 angles. Seed endospermic.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Distant Sedge Sogħda Apr-May Normal Profile
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Hudson

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Divided Sedge,
Separated Sedge
Sogħda Kommuni Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Stokes

Main Synonym :
Carex muricata var. divulsa
Grey Sedge,
Grassland Sedge
Sogħda Mifruda,
Sogħda Separata
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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Goodenough

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Long-bracted Sedge Sogħda Tal-baħar Apr-May Normal Profile
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(Bivona) Greuter

Main Synonym :
Carex cuspidata
Glacuous Sedge,
Blue Sedge,
Heath Sedge
Sogħda Tax-xagħri Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Willdenow

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Hispid Sedge Sogħda Tat-tafal,
Sogħda Kbira
Apr-May Normal Profile
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Podpera

Main Synonym :
Carex cuprina
False Fox Sedge Sogħda Kompatta Mar-May Normal Profile
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F. W. Schulz

Main Synonym :
Carex muricata subsp. lamprocarpa
Paira's Rough Sedge Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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Hoppe

Main Synonym :
Carex contigua
Spiked Sedge,
Prickly Sedge
Maltese Name Not Known Jul-Aug Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Umbrella Papyrus,
Umbrella Plant
Maltese Name Not Known All Year Normal Profile
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Vandelli non Burmann

Main Synonym :
Galilea mucronathus
Capitate Galingale,
Sand Galingale
Bordi Tar-ramel Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Yellow Nutsedge,
Chufa Sedge,
Tigernut Sedge
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus compressus
Brown Galingale Bordi żgħir Aug-Nov Normal Profile
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Roxb.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus flabelliformis
Dwarf Papyrus Grass,
Umbrella Palm
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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(Desf.) Murb.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus longus subsp. badius
Compact Galingale Bordi Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sweet Galingale Bordi Tal-widien Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Papyrus,
Papyrus Sedge,
Paper Reed
Papiru Apr-Sep Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Cyperus olivaris
Round Galingale,
Nut Sedge,
Purple Nutsedge
Bordi Tat-toroq Jul-Nov Normal Profile
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(Roth) Roemer & Schultz

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Southern Spikerush,
Ovate Spikerush
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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(L.) Roemer & Schultz

Main Synonym :
Eleocharis intersita
Common Spikerush,
Pale Spikerush
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-May Normal Profile
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(Allioni) Turrill

Main Synonym :
Cyperus distachyos
Mediterranean Galingale Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Oct Normal Profile
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(L.) Palla

Main Synonym :
Scirpus lacustris
Common Clubrush Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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(Gmelin) Palla

Main Synonym :
Scirpus tabernaemontani
Grey Clubrush,
Softstem Clubrush
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Black Bog Rush,
Black Sedge
Simar Iswed Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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Vahl

Main Synonym :
Isolepis cernua
Slender Clubrush,
Low Bulrush,
Fibre Optic Grass
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Holoschoenus vulgaris
Round-headed Clubrush Simar Tal-boċċi Apr-Jul Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
Bolboschoenus maritimus
Sea Clubrush,
Alkali Bulrush
Simar Tal-baħar Apr-Jun Normal Profile
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JUNCACEAE
Juss.
( Rush Family )
Subfamalies: nil.

Family Description: Herbs, usually perennial. Leaves long and narrow, with sheathing base, sometimes reduced to scales. Flowers actinomorphic, hermaphrodite, protogynous, usually crowded in monochasial cymes which are sometimes condensed into heads, or solitary. Perianth-segments 6, in 2 whorls. Stamens free, in (1-)2 whorls of 3. Ovary superior, 1- or 3-locular; stigmas 3; ovules 3 or numerous. Fruit a dehiscent, loculicidal capsule; seeds endospermic, often with a basal appendage.
Botanical Name Common Name Maltese Name Flowering Period Thumbnail Picture Profile Type
L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sharp-Pointed Rush,
Sharp Rush,
Spiny Rush
Simar Lixx,
Simar Niggież
Mar-Jun Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Jointed Rush,
Joint-leaf Rush
Simar Mar-May Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Toad Rush Simar żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
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Weigel

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Dwarf Rush,
Leafy-bract Dwarf Rush
Maltese Name Not Known Mar-Apr Normal Profile
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L.

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Soft Rush,
Corkscrew Rush
Maltese Name Not Known Apr-May Normal Profile
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Brotero

Main Synonym :
Juncus bufonius subsp. hybridus
Hybrid Toad Rush Simar żgħir Mar-May Normal Profile
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Lamarck

Main Synonym :
No main synonyms for this taxon
Sea Rush Simar Tal-baħar May-Jun Normal Profile
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Forsskål

Main Synonym :
Juncus multiflorus
Somerset Rush Simar Tal-ilma May-Jun Normal Profile
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