1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Ardisiandra Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.


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

    Pilose creeping herbs with leafy stems.
    Leaves petiolate, alternate, orbicular, coarsely lobed and toothed.
    Racemes few–flowered, extra–axillary, short–peduncled; flowers pedicellate and bracteate, inconspicuous.
    Calyx segments 5, free or somewhat accrescent, persistent.
    Corolla campanulate, with 5 lobes 1/3–1/2 the length of the corolla.
    Stamens 5, oppositipetalous; filaments short, connate below into a continuous ring fused at the base to the corolla–tube; anthers apiculate.
    Ovary multiovulate.
    Capsule globose, dehiscent by 5 apical valves or indehiscent, many–seeded.
    Seeds angular, blackish, papillose.



    Found In:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ardisiandra Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 205 (1863)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995) World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • P. Taylor in Kew Bull. 13: 146 (1958).
    • Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 222 (1905)
    • —F.T.A. 3: 488
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • P. Taylor in Kew Bull. 13: 146 (1958).
    • Weim. in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 36 (1936).
    • in Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 205 (1864).


    Flora Zambesiaca
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