genus Cistus


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Noun1.genus Cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africagenus Cistus - small to medium-sized evergreen shrubs of southern Europe and North Africa
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Cistaceae, family Cistaceae, rockrose family - shrubs or woody herbs of temperate regions especially Mediterranean
rock rose, rockrose - small shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
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2009) have documented that the evolution and diversification of the genus Cistus was mediated by processes of rapid adaptative radiation from the onset of the Mediterranean climate during the Pleistocene.