THYMELAEACEAE - MEZEREUM FAMILY
Annuals, suffrutescent perennials or shrubs, with tenacious bark. Leaves simple, entire, exstipulate, without lepidote scales. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual, hypogynous. Perianth actinomorphic, tubular or narrowly urceolate, petaloid, 4-lobed. Stamens 8, in 2 series, adnate to perianth. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit indehiscent, 1-seeded, dry or fleshy.
Davis PH (1982). Thymelaeaceae,In: Davis PH (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 7: 521.
“Mezereum family”includes mostly trees and shrubs, with a few vines and herbaceous plants, andis native to southern hemisphere than in the northern, with a major concentrations of species in Africa and Australia. Many of the species are poisonous if eaten. Some species contain very strong fibers and are used in the production of quality paper such as banknotes.
Anonymous 1 (2016) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymelaeaceae/,Accessed date: 11.11.2016.
Anonymous 2 (2016) http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=10894 /,Accessed date: 11.11.2016.