Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Solanales


Thulin, M. (1983) Sphenocleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple entire. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx-lobes 5. Corolla with 5 imbricate lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals. Ovary semi-inferior, 2-locular. Fruit a circumscissile capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 2 species, tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Sphenoclea zeylanica

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Sphenoclea Gaertn.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sphenocleaceae:

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Flora of Botswana: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Malawi: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Zambia: Sphenocleaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sphenocleaceae
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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: Family page: Sphenocleaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=212, retrieved 24 October 2016

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