Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Solanales


Thulin, M. (1983) Sphenocleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple entire. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx-lobes 5. Corolla with 5 imbricate lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals. Ovary semi-inferior, 2-locular. Fruit a circumscissile capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 2 species, tropics.

Malawi: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Sphenoclea Gaertn.Description

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Flora of Botswana: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Zambia: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sphenocleaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sphenocleaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sphenocleaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sphenocleaceae
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iNaturalist: Sphenocleaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sphenocleaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Sphenocleaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sphenocleaceae
Wikipedia: Sphenocleaceae
Plants of the World Online: Sphenocleaceae
Tropicos: Sphenocleaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Sphenocleaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=212, retrieved 23 June 2024

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