The Rockrose family – Cistaceae- comprises about 150 species of mainly Mediterranean plants. They are almost always bushes.
Cistus creticus Linne.
|Leaves (1): simple, opposite, with or without stipules.|
|Stems (2): Ligneous. Very seldom herbaceous. (Tuberaria)|
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.|
The most important ones are the following:
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4 August, 2022