8532.000 Valeriana L. - Valerians

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, often with a distinctive smell of valerian. Inflorescence a thyrse. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Calyx developing in fruit into a pappus of 5-15 plumose awns. Corolla slightly saccate at base, with 5 lobes. Stamens 3. Fruit a flattened achene with 6 filiform ribs.

Worldwide: c. 200 species, in northern temperate regions, western S America with 3 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

Valeriana capensis var. capensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
capensis Thunb. var. capensis EMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Valeriana:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Valeriana
Flora of Mozambique: Valeriana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Valeriana

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Valeriana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1429, retrieved 23 September 2023

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