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.

Malawi: 3 genera and 8 taxa.

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GenusContent
Anagallis L.Description
Ardisiandra Hook. f.Description
Lysimachia L.Description

Other sources of information about Primulaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Primulaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Primulaceae
Wikipedia: Primulaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Primulaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=186, retrieved 22 October 2019

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