Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Ranunculales

Papaveraceae - Poppy family

Exell, A.W. (1960) Papaveraceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1)

Description of the family

Herbs or shrubs, with coloured latex which is yellow (Argemone) or orange-brown (Bocconia). Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, deeply divided or lobed. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, usually hypogynous. Sepals 2-3, caducous. Petals 4-6, in two whorls of 2 or 3, free, falling off early. Stamens numerous. Ovary 1-locular with numerous ovules. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by valves or pores.

Worldwide: 23 genera and 230 species, mostly northern temperate.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Argemone L.Description

Other sources of information about Papaveraceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Papaveraceae
Flora of Caprivi: Papaveraceae
Flora of Malawi: Papaveraceae
Flora of Mozambique: Papaveraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Papaveraceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Papaveraceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Papaveraceae
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Papaveraceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=164, retrieved 22 July 2017

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