Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae

Fumariaceae - Fumitory family

Exell, A.W. (1960) Fumariaceae FZ 1(1)

Description of the family

Herbs, sometimes climbing; juice clear. Leaves alternate, much divided. Flowers in leaf-opposed racemes, zygomorphic, bisexual, hypogynous. Sepals 2, caducous. Petals 4, in two dissimilar whorls, one petal of the outer whorl spurred. Stamens 2. Ovary 1-locular. Fruit a 1-seeded nutlet.

Worldwide: 17 genera and 530 species, mostly northern temperate with a few tropical.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Fumaria muralis

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

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Fumaria L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Fumariaceae:

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Fumariaceae
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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: Fumariaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=89, retrieved 22 December 2014

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