Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae

Campanulaceae - Bellflower family

Lobeliaceae

Thulin, M. (1983) Campanulaceae FZ 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, with milky latex. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, sometimes mostly basal, very rarely opposite or whorled, usually simple. Inflorescence cymose, racemose or flowers solitary. Bracts present, usually with 2 bracteoles. Flowers bisexual (rarely unisexual), actinomorphic or zygomorphic, sometimes resupinate, usually 5-merous. Sepals fused into a tube. Petals united to varying degrees into a tube, sometimes ± free, sometimes 2-lipped, rarely 1-lipped, often blue. Stamens 5, borne around the base of the style. Ovary ± inferior, rarely superior, (1-)2-10-locular. Style 1. Fruit a capsule (in ours).

Worldwide: 82 genera and 2000 species (including Lobeliaceae), cosmopolitan

Zimbabwe: 6 genera and 40 taxa.

Craterocapsa tarsodes

More sample images from the Campanulaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Wahlenbergia denticulata

Cyphia mazoensis

Cyphia mazoensis

Lobelia erinus

Lobelia erinus

Monopsis decipiens

Monopsis decipiens

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

GenusContent
Craterocapsa Hilliard & B.L. BurttDescription, Image
Cyphia P.J. BergiusDescription, Image
Gunillaea ThulinDescription
Lobelia L.Description, Image
Monopsis Salisb.Description, Image
Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex RothDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Campanulaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Campanulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Campanulaceae
Flora of Zambia: Campanulaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Campanulaceae
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: Campanulaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=44, retrieved 25 October 2014

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