Cistus ladanifer var. maculatus Dunal

Common name

English: Gum Rockrose

German: Lack-Zistrose

Portuguese: Estêva, Xara

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Violales (58)

        Family: Cistaceae (13) (family description)

          Genus: Cistus (7)

           Epithet: ladanifer L. (2)

             Variety: maculatus Dunal

Synonyms: Cistus ladaniferus L., Cistus viscosus Stokes

ladanifer => bearing ladanum, a gum resin used in perfumery

ladaniferus => bearing ladanum, a gum resin used in perfumery

maculatus => spotted

viscosus => sticky, clammy, exuding a sticky secretion

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Cistus ladanifer at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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