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.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

Primula malacoides

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

Primula L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Primulaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Primulaceae
Flora of Malawi: Primulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Primulaceae
Flora of Zambia: Primulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Primulaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=186, retrieved 28 October 2016

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