Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Cistaceae - Cistus family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Shrubs or herbs. Leaves simple, entire, opposite or sometimes alternate, mostly with stellate indumentum. Inflorescences of cymes or flowers solitary. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 5, the outer 2 smaller, sometimes 0, the inner 3 larger, persistent. Petals 5, rarely 0, caducous. Stamens numerous. Ovary superior, 1-locular or falsely 5-10-locular. Style simple or 0. Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent capsule.

Worldwide: 8 genera and 175 species in temperate and warm regions, especially Mediterranean area.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated genera and 0 cultivated taxa.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cistaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cistaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cistaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cistaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cistaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cistaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Cistaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cistaceae
Wikipedia: Cistaceae
Plants of the World Online: Cistaceae
Tropicos: Cistaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Cistaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=251, retrieved 30 September 2023

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