8644.000 Campanula L.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, rarely subshrubs, glabrous or hairy. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescences panicle-, raceme-, spike- or head-like, or flowers solitary. Calyx-lobes usually 5, sometimes with reflexed appendages in between them. Corolla campanulate to almost rotate or cylindric, ± deeply 5-lobed. Ovary ± inferior, 3–5-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit capsule dehiscing by lateral pores or valves. Seeds numerous, ± elliptic in outline.

Worldwide: 300 species in north temperate regions, especially the Mediterranean area

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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persicifolia L.

Other sources of information about Campanula:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Campanula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Campanula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Campanula
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Campanula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Campanula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Campanula
JSTOR Plant Science: Campanula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Campanula
Plants of the World Online: Campanula
Tropicos: Campanula
Wikipedia: Campanula

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: genus page: Campanula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1716, retrieved 1 December 2023

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