1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Scoparia L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

    Habit
    Herbs or small shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or verticillate, glandular-punctate
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, several together, ebracteolate
    Calyx
    Calyx 4- or 5-lobed, imbricate, glandularpunctate
    Corolla
    Corolla rotate, 4-lobed, throat densely bearded
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, ± equal; anthers with parallel or divergent cells; style longer than the calyx; stigma truncate or emarginate
    Fruits
    Fruit capsular, septicidal, valves entire
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous.
    [FZ]

    Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

    Habit
    Annual herb, or rarely small shrub, much branched, erect, glabrous or pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or verticillate, entire or dentate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence raceme-like or flowers axillary, solitary or paired.
    Calyx
    Calyx 4–5-lobed, lobes ovate to lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Corolla regular, rotate, 4-lobed, throat bearded; lobes obtuse, subequal.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, subequal, filaments filiform, anthers sagittate with divergent or parallel loculi.
    Style
    Style subclavate at apex, stigma truncate or emarginate.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose or ovoid.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, angular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Galápagos, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Laos, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yemen

    Introduced into:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Palestine, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

    Scoparia L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Smith, L.B. [10917], Brazil K001048605

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 116 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 354.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 52 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl.: 116 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sp. P1.: 116 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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