Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Ericales

Primulaceae

Kupicha, F.K. (1983) Primulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled. Flowers actinomorphic, rarely zygomorphic, bisexual. Calyx gamosepalous, (4-)5(-9)-partite. Corolla gamopetalous, rotate to campanulate with a 4-9-lobed limb. Stamens equalling corolla lobes, sometimes alternating with staminodes. Ovary semi-inferior (Samolus) or superior (other genera) or 1-locular; ovules 2-3 or more, usually many. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 22 genera and 825 species, ± cosmopolitan, but mainly in the northern hemisphere.

Zambia: 4 genera and 11 taxa.

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GenusContent
Anagallis L.Description, Image
Ardisiandra Hook. f.Description
Lysimachia L.Description
Samolus L.Description

Other sources of information about Primulaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Primulaceae
Flora of Malawi: Primulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Primulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Primulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Primulaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Primulaceae
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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: Primulaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=186, retrieved 24 October 2017

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