Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Ericales


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.

Botswana: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Samolus L.Description

Other sources of information about Primulaceae:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Primulaceae
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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 Botswana: Family page: Primulaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=186, retrieved 22 March 2018

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