Thymelaea

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

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'Thymelaea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/thymelaea/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

Family

  • Thymelaeaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

included
(botanical) Contained within another part or organ.
receptacle
Enlarged end of a flower stalk that bears floral parts; (in some Podocarpaceae) fleshy structure bearing a seed formed by fusion of lowermost seed scales and peduncle.

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Credits

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

Recommended citation
'Thymelaea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/thymelaea/). Accessed 2019-12-09.

A genus of about twenty herbs (some annual) and evergreen shrubs, confined to the Old World and mainly natives of the Mediterranean region and Asia. It is allied to Daphne, differing chiefly in the fruit, which is dry and usually enclosed in the persistent receptacle. The ‘thymelaia’ of the ancient Greek writers was probably Daphne gnidium, and the generic name Thymelaea, as originally used by Miller, included both the present genus and the daphnes.

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