M Cistus villosus L. is a synonym of Cistus creticus L. This name is a synonym of Cistus creticus L.. The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on. Reference for: Cistus villosus var. undulatus. Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version ). Acquired: Notes: National Plant Data Center. ImmunPRO Infection Blocker: small tablets containing plant extract Cistus villosus , that creates a physical barrier in the throat against bacteria.

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Cistus from the Greek kistos is a genus of flowering plants in the rockrose family Cistaceaecontaining about 20 species Ellul et al.


They are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean regionfrom Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle Eastand also cistuss the Canary Islands. The common name rockrose rock rose in the UK is applied to the species, a name also shared by the related genera HalimiumHelianthemum and Tuberariaall in the family Cistaceae.

The common name gum cistus is applied to resin-bearing species, especially C. In a few species notably C. They have showy 5-petaled flowers ranging from white to purple and dark pink, in a few species with a conspicuous dark red spot at the base of each petal. Cistus and Halimium form a cohesive and the most derived clade within Cistaceae. The first clade consists of those with purple and pink flowers the “purple pink clade” or PPC.

The second clade vollosus of those with white flowers or, in the case of Cistus parvifloruspale pink flowers the “white or whitish pink clade” or WWPC. A hybrid origin has been suggested. Within the purple pink clade PPCC.


Seven species endemic to the Canary Islands form a polytomy, resolved differently in different analyses, in which subtaxa of some species do not always cluster together. Halimium and Cistus were regularly shown to be paraphyletic with respect to one another. There are about 25 species in the genus: In addition a large number of hybrids have been recorded, including: Critically endangered cistus from Cartagena Spain.

They are thermophilous plants, which require open, sunny places. This plant genus is peculiar in that it has developed a range of specific adaptations to resist summer drought and frequent disturbance events, such as fire and grazing.

In addition, it can form both ectomycorrhizas and arbuscular mycorrhizas. More than ectomycorrhiza-forming fungal species belonging to 40 genera have been reported so far to be associated with Cistus. Cistus ladanifer has been found to have mycorrhizal associations with Boletus edulisBoletus rhodoxanthusand Laccaria laccata.

Cistus are the vvillosus host of Cytinus hypocistisa small parasitic plant that lives on the roots and is noticeable only for a short period of time when in flower. The presence of the parasite does not seem to harm the host population. Cistus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Coleophora confluella and Coleophora helianthemellathe latter recorded on Cistus monspeliensis.

Various Cistus species are known to emit volatile oils, rendering the plants flammable. Some sources state that under dry, hot conditions these species may be capable of self-ignition.

In popular medicine, infusions of cistuses are used to treat diarrhea.

Cistus villosus L. — The Plant List

Cistuses are suitable for sunny gardens with a nearly frost-free Mediterranean climate. The hardiest of the species is C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cistus Cistus monspeliensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Species See text Cistus from the Greek kistos is a genus of flowering plants in the rockrose family Cistaceaecontaining about 20 species Ellul et al.


Cistuswith its many hybrids and cultivars, is commonly encountered as a garden flower. Romero Cistus clusii Dunal Cistus creticus L. Cistus grancanariae Marrero Rodr. Cistus horrens Demoly Cistus inflatus Pourr.

Cistus psilosepalus Sweet [4] Cistus ladanifer L. Ingram — Gum Rockrose Cistus laurifolius L. Cistus pouzolzii Delile ex Gren. Cistus albidus photo taken near Sitges. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Plant Systematics and Evolution. Cistus fuel moisture and flammability.

Cistus: A Natural Antibiotic, Antiviral, and Biofilm Buster

California Forest and Range Experiment Station. Retrieved 7 July Plants for dry gardens – Beating the drought.

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