Plant Family


Thymelaeaceae

Family CN: Mezereum Family
Family Code: THYMEL
Family Parent: [in MALVALES]
Family Authority: A.L de Jussieu 1789
Summary: A family of about 45-53 genera and 500-800 species, mostly trees and shrubs, of cosmopolitan distribution, but especially diverse in Africa (Van der Bank, Fay, & Chase 2002). Dirca, Edgeworthia, and Thymelaea are all in subfamily Thymelaeoideae (Van der Bank, Fay, & Chase 2002).
Reference: Nevling & Barringer in FNA (2015); Van der Bank, Fay, & Chase (2002); Herber in Kubitzki & Bayer (2003).
Last Updated: 2020-01-01
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