Cistus × florentinus Lam.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Cistus × florentinus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cistus/cistus-x-florentinus/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
hybrid
Plant originating from the cross-fertilisation of genetically distinct individuals (e.g. two species or two subspecies).
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
keel petal
(in the flowers of some legumes) The two front petals fused together to form a keel-like structure.
viscid
Sticky.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cistus × florentinus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cistus/cistus-x-florentinus/). Accessed 2020-11-27.

An evergreen shrub 2 to 4 ft high, much-branched, not viscid, branchlets stellately downy when young. Leaves narrowly oval-lanceolate, wavy, pointed at the apex; 1 to 134 in. long, 14 to 12 in. wide; upper surface dull green, roughish, net-veined beneath, the chief veins pinnately arranged; at first stellately downy above, covered beneath with a thin greyish wool. Flowers two to four on a stalk, white except for a blotch of yellow at the base of each petal; 112 to 2 in. across. Sepals five, hairy, ovate, with a heart-shaped base and a slender, pointed apex.

A hybrid between monspeliensis and salviifolius, found wild in various parts of S. Europe and in Algiers. It is a useful plant although not among the hardiest. Intermediate between its parents, but somewhat variable, it has the same type of foliage as C. monspeliensis, but broader, whilst its flowers are larger and more like those of C. salviifolius. The stickiness of the young stems, seen in monspeliensis, is missing.