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: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Cobaea scandens

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Cobaea Cav.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Polemoniaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Polemoniaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Polemoniaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Polemoniaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Polemoniaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Polemoniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Polemoniaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Polemoniaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Polemoniaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Polemoniaceae
Wikipedia: Polemoniaceae
Plants of the World Online: Polemoniaceae
Tropicos: 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: Family page: Polemoniaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=267, retrieved 3 December 2023

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