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Mar 26 2012 The Telegraph - General Knowledge
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A rock-rose a plant of the genus Cistus.
small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
A southern European shrub with large white or red flowers, from which the resin ladanum may be extracted.
Cistus description
Cistus (from the Greek kistos) is a genus of flowering plants in the rockrose family Cistaceae, containing about 20 species (Ellul et al. 2002). They are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands.
* Cistus, with its many hybrids and cultivars, is commonly encountered as a garden flower.
* The common name rockrose (rock rose in the UK) is applied to the species, a name also shared by the related genera Halimium, Helianthemum and Tuberaria, all in the family Cistaceae. The common name gum cistus is applied to resin-bearing species, especially C. ladanifer.*
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