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.

Malawi: 4 genera and 13 taxa.

Peddiea africana

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

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 Caprivi: cultivated 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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thymelaeaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thymelaeaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thymelaeaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Thymelaeaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thymelaeaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Thymelaeaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thymelaeaceae
Wikipedia: Thymelaeaceae
Plants of the World Online: Thymelaeaceae
Tropicos: Thymelaeaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Thymelaeaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=220, retrieved 13 April 2024

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