Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Asterales

Campanulaceae - Bellflower family

Lobeliaceae

Thulin, M. (1983) Campanulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 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: 3 cultivated genera and 5 cultivated taxa.

Lobelia laxiflora

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

GenusContent
Campanula L.Description
Lobelia L.Description, Image
Platycodon A. DC.Description

Other sources of information about Campanulaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Campanulaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Campanulaceae
Flora of Malawi: Campanulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Campanulaceae
Flora of Zambia: Campanulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Campanulaceae

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Campanulaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=44, retrieved 14 December 2019

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