Cistus L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 523. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Rockrose [Ancient Greek name for plants of the genus]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cistus L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000008393. Accessed on: 26 Oct 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, 5–25 dm, . Leaves opposite, petiolate or sessile; blade 1- or 3-veined from base, margins sometimes revolute and/or undulate. Inflorescences solitary flowers or corymbiform, scorpioid [paniculiform or racemiform] cymes. Pedicels present or absent; bracts present or absent. Flowers chasmogamous; sepals , 3 or 5; petals [0 or] (4–)5, pink, purple, red, or white, ; stamens [50–]100–150+; ; carpels 5 or 6–12; styles 0 or 1, ; stigmas 1, . Capsules 5–12-valved. Seeds 10–800+ per capsule. x = 9.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES Dansereau, P. M. 1939. Monographie du genre Cistus L. Boissiera 4: 1–90. Guzmán, B. and P. Vargas. 2005. Systematics, character evolution, and biogeography of Cistus L. (Cistaceae) based on ITS, trnL-trnF, and matK sequences. Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 37: 644–660.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Rockrose [Ancient Greek name for plants of the genus]

     Information From

    Cistaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).