Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malvales

Thymelaeaceae

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.

Malawi: 4 genera and 13 taxa.

Peddiea africana

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Dais L.Description, Image
Gnidia L.Description, Image
Peddiea Harv. ex Hook.Description, Image
Synaptolepis Oliv.Description

Other sources of information about Thymelaeaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thymelaeaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Thymelaeaceae
Wikipedia: Thymelaeaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Thymelaeaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=220, retrieved 22 August 2019

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