Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Poppy family
Exell, A.W. (1960) Papaveraceae FZ 1(1)
Description of the family
Herbs or shrubs, with coloured latex which is yellow (Argemone) or orange-brown (Bocconia). Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, deeply divided or lobed. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, usually hypogynous. Sepals 2-3, caducous. Petals 4-6, in two whorls of 2 or 3, free, falling off early. Stamens numerous. Ovary 1-locular with numerous ovules. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by valves or pores.
Worldwide: 23 genera and 230 species, mostly northern temperate.
Other sources of information about Papaveraceae:
Flora of Zimbabwe: native/naturalised Papaveraceae page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Papaveraceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Papaveraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=164, retrieved 19 June 2013