Ovidia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Ovidia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ovidia/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Family

  • Thymelaeaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Ovidia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/ovidia/). Accessed 2020-12-03.

Ovidia is a genus of some four species closely akin to Daphne, both having four-parted flowers with eight stamens and very supple young shoots. Daphne differs from Ovidia in its cylindrical perianth and in its style being very short or even absent. Neither of the species described here has any value as a garden plant.

In naming the genus after the poet Ovid, Meissner had in mind the famous passage in which he describes the metamorphosis of Daphne into a laurel.