Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual herbs. Leaves alternate, appressed when young. Flowers bisexual, sessile or shortly pedicellate, axillary, often clustered; floral tube narrowly urceolate, persistent; sepals 4, persistent on tube; corolla lobes absent; stamens 8, in 2 alternate whorls, included within floral tube; disc minute or absent; ovary with style terminal, short, stigma capitate or discoid, papillose. Fruit dry.

30 species, found naturally in Europe, northern Africa, and south-western and central Asia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Thymelaeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Thymelaeaceae
Higher taxa
genus Thymelaea
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