A-to-Z List Essential Oils from the Thymelaeaceae Family of Plants:
The Thymelaeaceae represent a species of medium-sized family of mostly shrubs and small trees which are found in a variety of habitats around the world; mostly south of latitude 40° North.
Mostly shrubs or small trees but also lianas (woody vine) and herbs. Found in diverse habitats including tropical rainforests, open woodland, freshwater swamps, mountains, grassland and arid plains. Some species are cultivated as ornamental shrubs (Dais, *Daphne, Gnidia). In Borneo the genus *Gonystylus is a source of timber. Essential oils are produced from the wood of certain genera (*Aquilaria, *Wikstroemia).
Historically the yellow flowers of Gnidia species were used to dye leather and wool while Khoisan used the stringy bark to tie bundles of wood. Passerina bushes were used to rapidly heat up outside ovens. Some members of the family (Gnidia species) are used as a fish poison or to treat boils and coughs.
- Domain: Eukarya – organisms with membraine-bound nucleuses
- Kingdom: Plantae – plants, Planta, Vegetal, plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta – vascular plants, tracheophytes
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- Order: Malvales
- Family: Thymelaeaceae
Direct Children of Thymelaeaceae by Genus:
Agarwood Crasna (OUD)
Aroma Description: Bitter-sweet woody with animalic notes and a leather character.
Aroma Description: Deep, woody, earthy, musky-warm/animalic-like aroma with hints of deep cherry cola and vanilla.