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Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   (Buckler Mustard)


Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   (BRASSICACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 21-Sep-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma L.
Published in Sp. Pl. 653 (1753)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Brassicaceae Juss. (=Cruciferae) (The Mustard or Cress Family)
47 species from the Brassicaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Buckler Mustard, Mediterranean Biscutella

Maltese name(s) :

Xeħt il-forom

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected at present

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

December – April

Colour of Flowers:

Inconspicuous or Yellow

Name Derivation :

Biscutella:
didyma subsp. didyma:


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Dry places, usually rocky.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Botanical Description: Annual; stems up to 40 cm, simple or branched. Basal leaves up to 8 x 2.5 cm, rosulate or not, obovate-cuneate, dentate or denticulate. Raceme dense even in fruit; pedicels erect. Sepals 2 mm; petals 4 mm; filaments filiform. Silicula 4.5-7 x 9-12.5 cm.
Distributional range: C. & E. Mediterranean region

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Albania, Corse, Crete, Greece, Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE Al BH Co Cr Ct Cy Eg Gr IJ It Li LS Ma Sa Si(M S) Sn Tn Tu(A)

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Species Images (20 images)
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-0.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-1.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-2.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-3.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-4.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-5.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-6.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-7.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-8.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-9.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-10.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-11.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-12.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-13.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-14.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-15.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-16.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-17.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-18.
   Biscutella didyma subsp. didyma   -   Image Code: BSCDY-19.

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