6338.000 Anagallis L.

Description of the genus

Relatively small, slender, annual or perennial glabrous herbs. Leaves entire, sessile or shortly petiolate, alternate or opposite. Flowers 5(-6)-merous, solitary in leaf axils or in terminal racemes. Calyx divided almost base; margins usually hyaline. Corolla ± campanulate, white or pale pink (rarely bright blue or red - A. arvensis). Stamens 5. Ovary superior, spherical. Fruit a spherical or obovoid capsule, mostly circumscissile, rarely indehiscent. Seeds ellipsoid, 3-angled.

Worldwide: c. 28 species in Europe, African mountains, S America and 1 pantropical species.

Zimbabwe: 7 taxa.

Anagallis acuminata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acuminata Welw. ex SchinzCDescription, Image
arvensis L. subsp. arvensis C,E
barbata (P. Taylor) KupichaN,W,C,S
gracilipes P. Taylor[NrEnd]E
pumila Sw.W,C,S
serpens Hochst. ex DC. subsp. serpens E
tenuicaulis BakerE

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Flora of Malawi: Anagallis
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Anagallis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anagallis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anagallis
Wikipedia: Anagallis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anagallis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anagallis

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: Genus page: Anagallis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1066, retrieved 31 January 2023

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