Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Unplaced


Bridson, D.M. (1978) Vahliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, simple, entire. Flowers in axillary pairs, bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx lobes 5. Petals 5, alternating with calyx lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals, attached to a disk. Anthers 2-thecous, dorsifixed. Ovary inferior, 1-locular. Styles 2, free. Ovules numerous. Fruit a capsule. Seeds minute.

Comment: Included by some authorities in the Saxifragaceae.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 4 taxa.

Vahlia capensis subsp. vulgaris var. vulgaris

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Vahlia Thunb.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Vahliaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Vahliaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Vahliaceae
Flora of Malawi: Vahliaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Vahliaceae
Flora of Zambia: Vahliaceae

External websites:

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

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: Family page: Vahliaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=228, retrieved 3 February 2023

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