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Taxon: Cistus ladanifer L.

 
Genus: Cistus
Family: Cistaceae
Nomen number: 10639
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:523. 1753 "ladanifera"
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358542
Comment: the spelling has been corrected to reflect the proper Latin termination (Shenzhen ICN Art. 32.2) for the masculine form of this adjectival epithet (see also W. T. Stearn, Botanical Latin ed. 4:91. 1992)
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 14-Sep-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Bee plants: honey production
  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator
  • Food additives:
  • Materials: gum/resin (used in perfumery)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Morocco

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Spain [Canary Islands (Gran Canaria, Tenerife)]


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  3. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989-. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  4. Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986-1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  6. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  7. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc. Note: = Cistus ladaniferus
  10. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  12. Ortega-Sada, J. L. 1987. Flora de interes apicola y polinizacion de cultivos.
  13. Raimundo, J. R. et al. 2018. Neglected Mediterranean plant species are valuable resources: the example of Cistus ladanifer. Planta 248:1351-1364. Note: this review mentioned its traditional use as a medicinal plant and as source of labdanum; it is considered a promising plant resource as a bee-plant, land restoration following mining activities, and potential habitat for production of Boletus edulis
  14. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.

Check other web resources for Cistus ladanifer L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cistus ladanifer 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=10639. Accessed 19 September 2019.