6315.000 Primula L.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989) Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Perennial scapose herbs with basal leaves only. Flowers in umbels or whorls, usually heterostylous. Calyx 5-toothed. Corolla 5-lobed with incurved or spreading lobes. Capsule dehiscing by valves.

Worldwide: 425 species, N hemisphere, Ethiopia, tropical Asian mountains to Java and New Guinea.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Primula malacoides

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
malacoides Franch.CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Primula:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Primula

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Primula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Primula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Primula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Primula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Primula

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: Genus page: Primula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1062, retrieved 1 October 2016

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