Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Scrophulariaceae - Snapdragon family




Hilliard, O.M. (1994) The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983) Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Philcox, D. (1990) Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or, rarely, trees. Stipules mostly 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, entire, toothed or variously lobed or dissected. Inflorescences various. Pedicels with 0 or 2 bracteoles. Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual, usually zygomorphic. Calyx (3-)5-lobed, usually ± united. Corolla gamopetalous, sometimes produced into 1 or 2 spurs or sacs; limb usually 4- or 5-lobed, the lobes subequal or 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous or sometimes equal, rarely 5. Ovary superior, 2(-4)-locular; ovules 1-many per loculus Fruit usually a capsule, sometimes a schizocarp, rarely a berry or drupe. Seeds small, numerous.

Worldwide: 62 genera and c. 1,700 species, cosmopolitan, but especially temperate areas and on tropical mountains.

Botswana: 14 genera and 42 taxa.

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Antherothamnus N.E. Br.Description
Anticharis Endl.Description
Aptosimum Burch. ex Benth.Description, Image
Buddleja L.Description
Diclis Benth.Description, Image
Gomphostigma Turcz.Description
Hebenstretia L.Description
Jamesbrittenia KuntzeDescription
Limosella L.Description, Image
Manulea L.Description
Melanospermum HilliardDescription
Nemesia Vent.Description
Selago L.Description
Sutera RothDescription

Other sources of information about Scrophulariaceae:

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Flora of Caprivi: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Malawi: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zambia: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scrophulariaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Scrophulariaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Scrophulariaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Scrophulariaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Scrophulariaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Scrophulariaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scrophulariaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Scrophulariaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scrophulariaceae
Wikipedia: Scrophulariaceae
Plants of the World Online: Scrophulariaceae
Tropicos: Scrophulariaceae

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 Botswana: Family page: Scrophulariaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=207, retrieved 25 June 2024

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