Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Plumbaginaceae - Plumbago family

Vickery, A.R. (1983) Plumbaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Perennial herbs or small shrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate or in basal rosettes, simple. Flowers 5-merous, bisexual, actinomorphic, arranged in a simple infl. Calyx consists of a 5- or 10-ribbed tube. Petals united into a long tube. Ovary superior, 1-locular with 1 ovule per loculus. Style 1 with 5 lobes. Fruit a membranous capsule, enclosed in the persistent calyx.

Worldwide: 27 genera and 730 species, cosmopolitan, but often in maritime situations.

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated genera and 6 cultivated taxa.

Plumbago auriculata

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Ceratostigma Bunge
Limonium Mill.
Plumbago L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Plumbaginaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Malawi: Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Zambia: Plumbaginaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plumbaginaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plumbaginaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Plumbaginaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=176, retrieved 29 September 2016

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