Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Dipsacales

Valerianaceae - Valerian family

Cannon, J.F.M. (1983) Valerianaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Herbs, perennial (in ours). Leaves opposite or basal, pinnately divided. Inflorescence a many-flowered compound cyme. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, usually 5-merous, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Calyx minute, but may develop in fruit to form a pappus. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped, usually 5-lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit an achene.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 300 species, ± cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate zones and the Andes.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Valeriana capensis var. capensis

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Valeriana L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Valerianaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Valerianaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Valerianaceae
Flora of Zambia: Valerianaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Valerianaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Valerianaceae
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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: Valerianaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=229, retrieved 28 July 2016

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