Taxon: Cistus laurifolius L.

Genus: Cistus
Family: Cistaceae
Nomen number: 10641
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:523. 1753
Name Verified on: 14-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Sep-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production (fide F Int Apico)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. 1984- (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. 1931-1941 (L Maroc)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Ortega-Sada, J. L. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos. 1987 (F Int Apico)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. 1964-1980 (F Eur)

Check other web resources for Cistus laurifolius L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cistus laurifolius cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image