Plant Families: Letter W

  • Winteraceae - Winter's Bark Family

    Winteraceae is a small family of flowering plants with only six genera and around 90 species. They are mostly found in the Southern Hemisphere, particularly in South America, Australia, and New Zealand. The plants in this family have fragrant flowers and leaves and are known for their medicinal properties.

  • Welwitschiaceae - Welwitschia Family

    The Welwitschiaceae family consists of a single living species, Welwitschia mirabilis. It is a unique and fascinating plant endemic to the Namib Desert in southern Africa, known for its distinctive appearance and unusual growth habit.