Family Tiliaceae Juss.


Fam:   Tiliaceae Juss.
Genus:   Tilia L.
English Name: Lime or Linden


Trees and shrubs, rarely herbaceous plants. In the bark and the core with receptacles with mucous substances. The leaves are simple, entire or cheerfully cut, stipule small, early dropping. Blossoms collected in simple or complex dihasis, rarely in pairs or single, correct, androgynous (rarely after reduction - single-sex). The perianth is a double, with 5 – 7 shares, the stamen usually in two rounds of 5 groups or numerous without a clear border between the groups, rarely only 10; some of the groups or 5 stamps modified in the obscure stamidions; the style of two or many carpels, upper, two to multi-lingual, the style single, with a head-like stigma, rarely the blossom bed grows into androginophore. The fruit of a multi-seed box, in the case of underdevelopment of some fields – bi- to one seed nut. Seeds with endosperm.

¹ Developed by | D. Yordanov | and D. Peev.

From:   „Флора на Н Р България”, том XII, БАН, София, (1979)

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Tiliaceae (/ˌtɪliˈeɪsii/) is a botanical name for a family of flowering plants. It is not a part of the APG, APG II and APG III classifications, being sunk in Malvaceae but has an extensive historical record of use.
All through its existence the family has had a very lively history, with various authors taking very different views on what should be part of this family. As a result, it is recommended when this name is encountered to check what the author means.
However, in the northern temperate regions the name is unambiguous as the only representative is Tilia, the lime or linden.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

References: „Флора на Н Р България”, том XII, БАН, София, (1979), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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