1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Samolus L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Africa, Pacific, Southern America, Australasia, Northern America and Asia-Temperate.


    Primulaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Annual and perennial herbs; stems erect or rarely procumbent, sometimes with a basal leaf–rosette.
    Leaves alternate, linear, oblong or spathulate, entire.
    Flowers in racemes or corymbs; bracts inserted at the base or near the middle of pedicels.
    Calyx partly adnate to ovary, the limb 5–lobed, persistent.
    Corolla subcampanulate, the limb 5–lobed.
    Stamens borne on the corolla–tube, oppositipetalous, alternating with small staminodes.
    Ovary globose; style short, stigma obtuse or capitellate; ovules numerous; placentation free–central.
    Capsule ovoid or globose, dehiscing by 5 valves.
    Seeds numerous, angular.



    Found In:

    Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil South, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Corse, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Easter Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madeira, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Mexico, New Zealand North, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Samolus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 171 (1753)


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 336 (1905).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 490
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Sp. Pl, 1: 171 (1753).


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