Theaceae


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Theaceae

[thē′ās·ē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of dicotyledonous erect trees or shrubs in the order Theales characterized by alternate, exstipulate leaves, usually five petals, and mostly numerous stamens.

Theaceae

 

(Camelliaceae, Ternstroemiaceae), a family of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs. The evergreen leaves are alternate, simple, mostly leathery, and exstipulate. The regular flowers are usually bisexual, often solitary, and axillary or apical. Many species have large red, white, or, less frequently, other colored flowers. There are five or, less commonly, six or seven sepals; there are five or, rarely, four or more than five petals. There are usually numerous stamens. The gynoecium consists of three to five carpels (rarely two or ten). The ovary is usually superior. The fruits may be capsules, dry indehiscent fruits, drupes, or berries.

There are approximately 550 species, belonging to about 30 genera, distributed mainly in the tropics and subtropics of both hemispheres. The tea plant has great commercial importance, and the camellia is grown as an ornamental. Some species are grown for their wood.

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In my curiousity, I looked up the definition of tea, to find its primary meaning to be: "a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan and the East Indies.
Pierre X 319 Sapotaceae Micropholis sp1 X 320 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp1 X X 321 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp2 X X 322 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp3 X X 323 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp4 X X 324 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp5 X X 325 Sapotaceae Pouteria sp6 X X 326 Sapotaceae SAPOTACEAE sp3 X 327 Smilacaceae SMILACACEAE sp1 X 328 Solanaceae Markea sp1 X 329 Solanaceae Solanum sp1 X X 330 Solanaceae Solanum sp2 X X 331 Solanaceae Solanum sp3 X X 332 Staphyleaceae Turpinia sp1 X 333 Styracaceae Styrax sp1 X 334 Theaceae Gordonia sp1 X 335 Ulmaceae Celtis sp1 X 336 Urticaceae Cecropia sp1 X 337 Urticaceae Pilea sp1 X 338 Urticaceae Pilea sp2 X 339 Urticaceae Pilea sp3 X 340 Urticaceae Pilea sp4 X 341 Urticaceae Pourouma bicolor Mart.
Luna Vega I, Contreras-Medina R (2000) Distribution of the genera of Theaceae (Angiospermae: Theales): A panbiogeographic analysis.
In both hemispheres, there were representatives of a pan-tropical Arcto-Tertiary flora in which many families were abundant, such as the Lauraceae (Laurus, Persea, Machilus, Cinnamomum); Anacardiaceae (Rhus, Pistacia); Theaceae (Camellia); Moraceae (Celtis, Morus, Brousonnetia); Hamamelidaceae (Hamamelis, Liquidambar); Aquifoliaceae (Ilex); Ericaceae (Arbutus, Gaulteria); Fagaceae (Castanea, Fagus, Nothofagus, Castanopsis, Lithocarpus, Quercus); Fabaceae (Albizia, Acacia, Robinia, Cercis); and Saxifragaceae (Ribes, Hydrangea).
Camellia sinensis, an evergreen tree belonging to the Theaceae family and used by human beings for approximately 4,000 years, is the source of the beverage tea, which is popular throughout the world, especially in Asia.
P STYRACACEAE Styrax acuminatus Pohl CS SYMPLOCACEAE Symplocos tenuifolia Brand CL THEACEAE Laplacea acutifolia (Wawra) Kobuski CL WINTERACEAE Drimys brasiliensis Miers CS TABLE 3: Phyto-sociological estimators of tree species populations found in a forest fragment located in a transitional area between Araucaria forest and rain forest in the municipality of Alfredo Wagner, Santa Catarina state, ranked by importance value (VI).
Orchid-bee males collect aromatic substances produced by certain plant families, especially Orchidaceae, but also some species of Amaryllidaceae, Araceae, Gesneriaceae, Apocynaceae, Solanaceae, Bignoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Haemodoraceae, Iridaceae and Theaceae (Dressier, 1982a; Ramirez et al.