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.

Zambia: 8 taxa.

Anagallis acuminata

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acuminata Welw. ex SchinzN,WNw,NDescription, Image
barbata (P. Taylor) KupichaN,W,C,SNw,N,C,S,W
djalonis A. Chev.N,W,SNw,N,C,Lk
elegantula P. TaylorB,N,W,CNw,N,C
kochii H.E. HessW,CNw,C
pumila Sw.SS
rhodesica R.E. Fr.[DD]NLp
tenuicaulis BakerNN

Other sources of information about Anagallis:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anagallis
Flora of Malawi: Anagallis
Flora of Mozambique: Anagallis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anagallis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anagallis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anagallis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Anagallis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Anagallis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Anagallis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anagallis
JSTOR Plant Science: Anagallis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anagallis
Plants of the World Online: Anagallis
Tropicos: Anagallis
Wikipedia: Anagallis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Anagallis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1066, retrieved 5 March 2024

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