Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Vahliaceae

Bridson, D.M. (1978) Vahliaceae FZ 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, simple, entire. Flowers in axillary pairs, bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx lobes 5. Petals 5, alternating with calyx lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals, attached to a disk. Anthers 2-thecous, dorsifixed. Ovary inferior, 1-locular. Styles 2, free. Ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule. Seeds minute.

Comment: Included by some authorities in the Saxifragaceae.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 4 taxa.

Vahlia capensis

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Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

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Vahlia Thunb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Vahliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Vahliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Vahliaceae

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Vahliaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=228, retrieved 23 August 2014

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