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:
22 April, 2019