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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: Tuberaria
Species: T. acuminata – T. brevipes – T. bupleurifolia – T. commutata – T. echioides – T. globulariifolia – T. guttata – T. lignosa – T. lipopetala – T. macrosepala – T. major – T. plantaginea – T. praecox
Nothospecies: T. × colombina

Tuberaria (Dunal) Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 6: 364 (1836).

Diatelia Demoly, Bull. Assoc. Parcs Bot. France 51: 59 (2011).
Therocistus Holub, Preslia 58: 300 (1986).
Xolantha Raf., Caratt. Nuov. Gen.: 73 (1810).
Xolanthes Raf., Sylva Tellur.: 132 (1838).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Northern Europe
Great Britain, Ireland.
Regional: Middle Europe
Germany, Netherlands.
Regional: Southwestern Europe
Baleares, Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain.
Regional: Southeastern Europe
Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia.
Continental: Africa
Regional: Northern Africa
Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia.
Regional: Macaronesia
Canary Islands.
Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Western Asia
Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey.
Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

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


USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Tuberaria in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Tuberaria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 28. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Tuberaria. 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 Aug 28. Reference page.
Euro+Med 2006 onwards: Tuberaria in Euro+Med PlantBase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug 28.

Vernacular names
English: rockrose
hornjoserbsce: Pěskowa lubka
Nederlands: zonneroosje

Tuberaria is a genus of about 12 species of annual or perennial plants in the rockrose family Cistaceae, native to western and southern Europe. They occur on dry, stony sites, often close to the sea.

The leaves are in a rosette at the base of the plant, and then in opposite pairs up the stem; they are simple oval, 2–5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad. The flowers are 2–5 cm diameter, with five petals, yellow with a red spot at the base of each petal, the red spot acting as a 'target' for pollinating insects.

Tuberaria species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the Coleophora case-bearers C. confluella (recorded on T. guttata) and C. helianthemella (recorded on T. lignosa).

Species include:[1]

Tuberaria acuminata (Viv.) Grosser
Tuberaria brevipes (Boiss. & Reut.) Willk.
Tuberaria bupleurifolia (Lam.) Willk.
Tuberaria echioides (Lam.) Willk.
Tuberaria globulariifolia (Lam.) Willk.
Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.
Tuberaria lignosa (Sweet) Samp.
Tuberaria macrosepala Coss.) Willk.
Tuberaria major (Willk.) P.Silva & Rozeira
Tuberaria plantaginea (Willd.) M.J.Gallego
Tuberaria praecox (Salzm. ex Boiss. & Reut.) Grosser
Tuberaria villosissima (Pomel) Grosser


"Tuberaria". The Plant List. Retrieved 18 April 2015.

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