Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Ericales

Polemoniaceae - Phlox family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Herbs or rarely shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, pinnate or palmate. Stipules 0. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, 5-merous. Disk hypogynous. Calyx lobed. Corolla funnel-shaped, campanulate or rotate. Stamens attached to the corolla, alternating with corolla lobes. Ovary superior, usually 3-locular; placentas axile. Ovules usually many in each loculus, Style 1, usually 3-fid. Fruit a usually loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 20 genera and 290 species in America and Eurasia

Zimbabwe: 4 cultivated genera and 5 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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

Cantua Lam.Description
Cobaea Cav.Description
Gilia Ruiz & PavonDescription
Phlox L.Description

Other sources of information about Polemoniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Polemoniaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polemoniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Polemoniaceae
Wikipedia: Polemoniaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Polemoniaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=267, retrieved 27 March 2023

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