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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temperate & Subtropical to Philippines.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or small shrubs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually in a basal rosette
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in 1–several-flowered bracteate spikelets that are arranged in one-sided spikes that together form panicle- or head-like inflorescences
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx funnel-shaped, 5-ribbed; limb scarious, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with a short tube or with the petals united at the base only
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted at base of corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 5, glabrous, free or united at the base; stigma filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule with irregular dehiscens or opening with a lid.
Distribution
Cosmopolitan genus of some 460 species, especially well represented in the Mediterranean region and Central Asia.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, rarely annual, herbs or small shrubs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence paniculate, often corymbose; spikes secund, sometimes grouped into compact terminal heads; spikelets 1–several-flowered, 2–several-bracteate, with a small fleshy bracteole at the base of each bract
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx funnel - shaped, 5 - nerved; limb scarious, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with short tube or petals connate only at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted at base of corolla
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Styles 5, glabrous, free or connate at base; stigma filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule, membranous, 1-seeded, enclosed in persistent calyx, indehiscent or irregularly dehiscent or operculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed dark brown or black, long, narrow, slightly flattened, tapering slightly towards apex.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, rarely annual, herbs or shrubs
Morphology Stem
Stems branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 1–4-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx obconical-tubular or funnel-shaped, with scarious 5-veined 5–10-lobed limb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla of 5 free petals, or united at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens adnate at base or up to middle of petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles glabrous, free or short-connate at base; stigmas filiform, glandular over the whole surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Utricle membranous below, undulated above, opening by a lid or irregular ruptures near base
Note
Limonium (from Gr. λειμών, leimon, meadow).

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Haiti, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Maluku, Manchuria, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mississippi, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Oklahoma, Oman, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tasmania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Austria, Mexico Central, Mexico Southwest

Limonium Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1913], Morocco K000564902

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Willd., Enum. Hort. Berol. 33 (1809)
  • Mill, Gard. Dict. Ed. 4 (1754)
  • Statice L., Sp. Pl. 274 (1753),

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gard. Dict., abridg.ed. 4, 2 [unpaged] (1754), nom. conserv.

Flora of Iraq
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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