6338.000 Anagallis L.

Description of the genus

Relatively small, slender, annual or perennial glabrous herbs. Leaves entire, sessile or shortly petiolate, alternate or opposite. Flowers 5(-6)-merous, solitary in leaf axils or in terminal racemes. Calyx divided almost base; margins usually hyaline. Corolla ± campanulate, white or pale pink (rarely bright blue or red - A. arvensis). Stamens 5. Ovary superior, spherical. Fruit a spherical or obovoid capsule, mostly circumscissile, rarely indehiscent. Seeds ellipsoid, 3-angled.

Worldwide: c. 28 species in Europe, African mountains, S America and 1 pantropical species.

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
barbata (P. Taylor) KupichaS
djalonis A. Chev.N
oligantha P. Taylor[End]S
pumila Sw.
tenuicaulis BakerN

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anagallis
Flora of Mozambique: Anagallis
Flora of Zambia: Anagallis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anagallis

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Anagallis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1066, retrieved 24 April 2024

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