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Ceratonia siliqua tree
Mature seedpods of Ceratonia siliqua
Leaves of Ceratonia siliqua
Female flower
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FABALES
Ceratonia siliqua L.
Links:
Hortipedia. com
Biodiversity international - pdf file
Buskett
18/10/12
Fabaceae
The carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) is a large slow growing tree which grows all around the Maltese Islands. It grows well in the countryside in areas with limited water. The tree is well known for its large seed pods which were used as food in times of hardship. Nowadays the pods are used for a speciality syrup (gullep tal-harrub) and sweets which are generally sold during Lent.
Leaves of Ceratonia siliqua
Mature seedpods of Ceratonia siliqua
Female flower