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Cistus clusii

Cistus clusii

Description:

Evergreen shrub, up to 1 m, gives off an aromatic smell of resin. For its size and leaves no flowers be confused with the rosemary. Young branches densely pubescent. Lineres opposite leaves with revolute margins, dark green and shiny by the beam, and white tomentose beneath, with midrib very marked. Inflorescence in cymes with 1-8 flowers umbelliform side. Small flowers. Peduncles, pedicels and calyx usually villous, more or less hirsute, whitish hairs, ovoid calyx with 3 sepals, white petals. Capsule 4-8 mm, opening by 5 valves with stellate hairs. Spring flowering and fruiting summer. [

Habitat:

Even chalky limestone soils and sandy environments typical of pine and oak.

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PatriciaPi
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PatriciaPi

Calpe/Calp, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Spotted on Mar 23, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

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