Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Asterales

Campanulaceae - Bellflower family

Lobeliaceae

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

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, with milky latex. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, sometimes mostly basal, very rarely opposite or whorled, usually simple. Inflorescence cymose, racemose or flowers solitary. Bracts present, usually with 2 bracteoles. Flowers bisexual (rarely unisexual), actinomorphic or zygomorphic, sometimes resupinate, usually 5-merous. Sepals fused into a tube. Petals united to varying degrees into a tube, sometimes ± free, sometimes 2-lipped, rarely 1-lipped, often blue. Stamens 5, borne around the base of the style. Ovary ± inferior, rarely superior, (1-)2-10-locular. Style 1. Fruit a capsule (in ours).

Worldwide: 82 genera and 2000 species (including Lobeliaceae), cosmopolitan

Malawi: 6 genera and 51 taxa.

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GenusContent
Canarina L.Description
Cyphia P.J. BergiusDescription
Gunillaea ThulinDescription
Lobelia L.Description
Monopsis Salisb.Description
Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex RothDescription

Other sources of information about Campanulaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Campanulaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Campanulaceae.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=44, retrieved 23 April 2018

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