Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Dipsacales

Valerianaceae - Valerian family

Cannon, J.F.M. (1983) Valerianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Herbs, perennial (in ours). Leaves opposite or basal, pinnately divided. Inflorescence a many-flowered compound cyme. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, usually 5-merous, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Calyx minute, but may develop in fruit to form a pappus. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped, usually 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit an achene.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 300 species, ± cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate zones and the Andes.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Valeriana L.Description

Other sources of information about Valerianaceae:

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Flora of Malawi: Valerianaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Valerianaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Valerianaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Valerianaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Valerianaceae
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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: Valerianaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=229, retrieved 29 March 2017

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