Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales


Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Perennial or annual herbs or subshrubs. Leaves simple, pinnatifid or pinnate, opposite or whorled; margins toothed, rarely entire. Inflorescences in paired cymes or thyrses. Flowers bisexual, strongly zygomorphic. Sepals fused. Petals fused, 2-lipped; upper lip hooded, lower lip (especially in the cultivated forms) very large and inflated and ± slipper-like; inner side of lower lip usually with glands; yellow, rarely white, red or violet, often with red or brown spots. Stamen filaments attached to petals; anthers basifixed. Ovary superior to partly inferior; carpels fused, placentation axial. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: Genera 2; species c. 260 in Mexico to Chile and New Zealand.

Zimbabwe: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Calceolaria tripartita

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Calceolaria L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Calceolariaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Calceolariaceae

External websites:

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

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: Calceolariaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=294, retrieved 4 February 2023

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