The islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino haev a total surface area of approximately 316km2. Notwithstanding this relatively small surface area, which includes the evr-growing space claimed for human activity, Hans Christian Weber states that on these islands one can expect to find “about half the number of flowering plants species as in the whole of Germany”. This richness of floral biodiversity literally finds its roots in the Maltese archipelago’s varied geology, which through the ages has contributed to the formation of habitats ranging from beaches to the typical Maltese wied.
Unlikely as it might seem, the Maltese islands are home to a number of endemic wild plants, which are also included in this visually appealing publication. Wild plants of Malta is the result of an extensive research effort dealing exclusively with the wild Mediterranean flora of the Maltese Islands.
This book contains a vas array of colour photographs each complemented by descriptions, relative scientific, English and Maltese plant names and habitat, distribution and flowering information.