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Common name

English: Gum Rockrose

German: Lack-Zistrose

Portuguese: Estêva, Xara

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Violales (38)

        Family: Cistaceae (15)(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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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