Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Scrophulariaceae - Snapdragon family




Hilliard, O.M. (1994) The Manuleae. A tribe of the Scrophulariaceae Edinburgh University Press

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983) Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Philcox, D. (1990) Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or, rarely, trees. Stipules mostly 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, entire, toothed or variously lobed or dissected. Inflorescences various. Pedicels with 0 or 2 bracteoles. Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual, usually zygomorphic. Calyx (3-)5-lobed, usually ± united. Corolla gamopetalous, sometimes produced into 1 or 2 spurs or sacs; limb usually 4- or 5-lobed, the lobes subequal or 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous or sometimes equal, rarely 5. Ovary superior, 2(-4)-locular; ovules 1-many per loculus Fruit usually a capsule, sometimes a schizocarp, rarely a berry or drupe. Seeds small, numerous.

Worldwide: 62 genera and c. 1,700 species, cosmopolitan, but especially temperate areas and on tropical mountains.

Zambia: 10 genera and 19 taxa.

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Aptosimum Burch. ex Benth.Description
Buddleja L.Description
Diclis Benth.Description, Image
Gomphostigma Turcz.Description
Hebenstretia L.Description
Jamesbrittenia KuntzeDescription
Limosella L.Description
Micrargeriella R.E. Fr. Description
Selago L.Description
Sutera RothDescription

Other sources of information about Scrophulariaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Malawi: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Scrophulariaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Scrophulariaceae

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Scrophulariaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=207, retrieved 19 September 2021

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