Rockrose family ( Cistaceae )

Rockrose family

The Rockrose family – Cistaceae- comprises about 150 species of mainly Mediterranean plants. They are almost always bushes.

rockrose family

Cistus creticus Linne.

Leaves (1): simple, opposite, with or without stipules.

Stems (2): Ligneous. Very seldom herbaceous. (Tuberaria)

Flowers:

With radial symmetry. solitary or in little dense cymes.

Calyx (3): 3-5 free sepals.

Corolla (4): 5 petals which wither quickly.

Stamens: Many, free.

Ovary: superior with 3-5 carpels.

Style: 1

Fruit:

Capsule.

Genera

The most important ones are the following:

CISTUS
HALIMUM

FUMANA

HELIANTHEMUM

TUBERARIA

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22 April, 2019

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