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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Cistaceae
Genus: Halimium
Species: H. atlanticum – H. atriplicifolium – H. calycinum – H. halimifolium – H. lasianthum – H. ocymoides – H. umbellatum – H. voldii
Nothspecies: H. × pauanum – H. × santae
Source(s) of checklist:

Hassler, M. 2019. Halimium. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 11. Reference page.

Name

Halimium (Dunal) Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 6: 365 (1836).

Type species: Halimium umbellatum Spach

References
Primary references

Spach, É. 1836. Conspectus Monographiae Cistacearum. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, sér. 2, 6: 357–375. BHL Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2019. Halimium. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 11. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Halimium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Halimium. Published online. Accessed: October 11 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Halimium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 11.

Vernacular names
English: rockrose, false sun-rose
español: Jaguarzo
italiano: Cisto giallo
sardu: Murdegu àlimu

Halimium (rockrose, false sun-rose, or halimium) is a genus of 12 species of evergreen or semi-evergreen subshrubs in the family Cistaceae, closely related to Cistus. They are native to Europe, North Africa and Asia Minor, with the centre of diversity in the western Mediterranean region.

The leaves are opposite, simple oval, 1–5 cm long and 0.5–2 cm broad, varying from glossy green to tomentose grey-green. The flowers are 1.5–4 cm diameter, with five petals, white or yellow; in some species the flowers are bicoloured with a dark red or brown basal spot on each petal to act as a nectar guide for pollinating insects.

Selected species

Halimium alyssoides
Halimium atriplicifolium
Halimium calycinum (syn. H. commutatum)[1]
Halimium halimifolium
Halimium lasianthum
Halimium ocymoides
Halimium umbellatum
Halimium verticillatum
Halimium viscosum

Cultivation and uses

Several Halimium species, and the numerous hybrids and cultivars derived from them, are widely grown as ornamental plants, popular in rockeries. A broader range of colours is available among the cultivars. 'Susan', with bright yellow flowers and a purple centre, has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]
References

"Halimium calycinum (L) K.Koch". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2013-04-26.

"Halimium 'Susan'". www.rhs.org. Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 17 July 2020.

Flora Europaea: Halimium

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