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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

[FZ]

Plumbaginaceae, A. R. Vickery. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Perennial herbs or shrubs.
Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple.
Flowers
Flowers in alternate 1–flowered spikelets grouped in elongated terminal spikes.
Calyx
Calyx tubular, 5–ribbed, scarious.
Corolla
Corolla with narrow tube.
Stamens
Stamens free.
Pistil
Ovary 1–locular; style 1 with 5 stigma lobes.
Fruits
Fruit a capsule, membranous, enclosed in persistent calyx, dehiscing in a complete ring near base and often splitting into 5 valves from below.

[FTEA]

Plumbaginaceae, C. M. Wilmot-Dear. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

Habit
Perennial herbs or shrubs
Leaves
Leaves alternate, simple
Flowers
Flowers in alternate 3-bracteate 1 - flowered spikelets grouped into elongated terminal spikes; central (outer) bract largest
Calyx
Calyx tubular, 5-ribbed, scarious between ribs, 5-toothed
Corolla
Corolla with narrow tube and rotate limb
Stamens
Stamens free
Pistil
Ovary 1-locular; style 1, with 5 stigma-lobes
Fruits
Fruit a capsule, membranous, with 5 small apical reflexed lobes, 1-seeded, enclosed in the persistent calyx, dehiscent by a complete ring near base, often splitting into 5 valves from below
Seeds
Seed dark brown or black, long, narrow, slightly flattened, tapering slightly towards apex, surface colliculate; hilum small, oval, in a longitudinal depression.

Doubtfully present in:

Guyana

Native to:

Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Congo, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Galápagos, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Ascension, Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Cook Is., Czechoslovakia, Fiji, Hawaii, Laccadive Is., Madeira, Marquesas, Mauritius, New Caledonia, Portugal, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Tonga

Plumbago Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 151 (1753)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 486.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 75 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 151 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 75 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 151 (1753)

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