Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales


Peterson, B. (1978) Thymelaeaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006) Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3)

Description of the family

Shrubs or perennial herbs. Leaves simple, entire, without stipules. Calyx tubular or funnel-shaped, usually coloured and petaloid. Petals generally inserted in the throat of the calyx-tube. Ovary superior, 1-2-locular.

Worldwide: 53 genera and 750 species, cosmopolitan, but especially Australia and tropical Africa.

Botswana: 1 genus and 6 taxa.

Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana

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Gnidia L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Thymelaeaceae:

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Flora of Caprivi: Thymelaeaceae
Flora of Malawi: Thymelaeaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Thymelaeaceae
Flora of Zambia: Thymelaeaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thymelaeaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Thymelaeaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thymelaeaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Thymelaeaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=220, retrieved 22 March 2018

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