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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cistaceae
Wikipedia: Cistaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Cistaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=251, retrieved 5 December 2022

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