Tiliaceae

Tiliaceae

Tilia, based on the Latin tilia lime. Tiliaceae s.str., chiefly warm temperate trees, are distinguished from the Sparrmanniaceae by having staminal bundles opposite the petals rather than opposite the sepals; oblate not prolate pollen; leaves distichous not spirally arranged as well as the nature of the fruit. (3 genera). All Australian genera formerly in this family have been transferred to the Sparmanniaceae. Tilia may be found cultivated in cooler areas.