Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Solanales


Thulin, M. (1983) Sphenocleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, simple entire. Inflorescence a dense terminal spike. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx-lobes 5. Corolla with 5 imbricate lobes. Stamens 5, alternating with petals. Ovary semi-inferior, 2-locular. Fruit a circumscissile capsule. Seeds numerous.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 2 species, tropics.

Zambia: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Sphenoclea Gaertn.Description

Other sources of information about Sphenocleaceae:

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Flora of Botswana: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Malawi: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Sphenocleaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sphenocleaceae

External websites:

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

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: Sphenocleaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=212, retrieved 22 September 2021

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