Tiliaceae


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Related to Tiliaceae: Sterculiaceae, Malvaceae

Tiliaceae

 

(linden or basswood family), a family of dicotyledonous plants, including trees and shrubs and, less commonly, subshrubs and herbs. The leaves are usually alternate, simple, with deciduous stipules. The flowers are regular and almost always bisexual. In most species there are numerous stamens, which are either free or attached to each other at the base and are frequently gathered in fascicles of five to ten. The gynoecium has two or more carpels, and the ovary is usually superior. The fruits are of various types. There are approximately 45 genera, comprising more than 400 species, distributed primarily in the tropics and subtropics. In the USSR only plants of the genus Tilia grow wild; species of the genus Corchorus and sometimes shrubs of the genus Grewia are cultivated there.

REFERENCE

Hutchinson, J. The Genera of Flowering Plants, vol. 2. Oxford, 1967.
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Hawa (SH) S Grewia bicolor Juss Somoya (SH) S Tiliaceae Grewia ferruginea Galqoriya (Sh) S Hochst.
Tiliaceae. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 51: 3-35.
Other Grizzled Skippers (Spialia spp.) found in Arabia are known to be polyphagous on various low Malvaceae (mallow family) and Sterculiaceae (cacao family), and to a lesser degree Tiliaceae (linden family), although they may also use other plants (Walker & Pittaway 1987; Kehimkar 2008; Larsen pers.
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Grewia asiatica (Phalsa) belonging to family Tiliaceae is a summer bonanza and is purely Asian fruit commonly found in Pakistan, India and Southeast Asia [1, 2].