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.
Zimbabwe: 2 genera and 2 taxa.
More sample images from the Papaveraceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Papaveraceae:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated PapaveraceaeFlora of Mozambique
: PapaveraceaeFlora of Zambia
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PapaveraceaeGoogle
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Papaveraceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=164, retrieved 1 September 2014