Author: Jan Scholten
Genera: 7 genera; 40 species; Apterosperma, Camellia, Dankia, Eurya, Franklinia, Gordonia, Laplacea, Polyspora, Pyrenaria, Schima, Stewartia, Tutcheria.
Botany: shrubs and trees; simple, serrated, glossy, alternate leaves, toothed margins; flowers pink or white, large and showy, strong scent, five-merous; 20-100+ stamen; pseudopollen; ovary often hairy and narrows gradually into the style, branched or cleft; carpels opposite the petals; fruits are loculicidal capsules, indehiscent baccate fruits or sometimes pomes; seeds sometimes winged.
In the Apg3 classification Theaceae is a Family in Ericales. In older taxonomies Theaceae gave the name to the Order Theales, which had different Families depending on the classification. Some botanists include the family Ternstroemiaceae within the Theaceae.
In the Plant theory Theaceae is placed in Phase 5 of the Ericales, in Subphase 3.
They have a very stable, balanced feeling about themselves. Often they feel they have their place in the family but when that gets lost they get out of balance. They had not imagined that things could go wrong in any way, even in a minor way. When something goes wrong they get the feeling that anything can go wrong in the world, in society or in their job. It can even go wrong in their mind. They start imagining what could go wrong, what they could do, fantasising the worst, like killing their child, even when they do not have any inclination to do so.
They tend to strengthen the mind in the hope and expectation that the mind can control the demons; they get frightened by outbursts of emotions and violence. They fear loss of the control.
Tea is associated with the English culture and its control, the stiff upper lip.
Obsessive compulsive disorder.
Rational more than emotional.
Fear: anger, rage, hurting or killing others, innocent people, children.