Daphne tangutica


A family of flowering plants with about 900 species, arranged into about 50 genera. They are mostly trees and shrubs with a few vines and herbaceous perennials.

They have a worldwide distribution with centers in Africa and Australia. Found in diverse habitats including tropical rain forests, open woodland, freshwater swamps, mountains, grassland and arid plains. Many of them are toxic.

Well known members of the family include Daphne.

Pronunciation: Time-el-AE-see-ae

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