1. Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.
    1. Polycarena Benth.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Namibia and Cape Provinces..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual, or more rarely perennial, herbs, sub-viscid-pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, or alternate especially above, entire to serrate or dentate.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually spicate, small, unibracteate.
    Bracts
    Bracts adnate below to pedicel and or base of calyx.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed, shallowly or deeply-cleft, or appearing bilabiate.
    Corolla
    Corolla 5-lobed, tubular; tube slender, strict, mouth occasionally oblique; lobes more or less regular, entire or slightly retuse, shorter than tube.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4, didynamous, exserted; filaments filiform inserted on corolla tube, glabrous.
    Style
    Style filiform, exserted.
    Ovary
    Ovary bilocular, ovules numerous.
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong, ovoid or subglobose, subcompressed, obtuse.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Polycarena Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Compan. Bot. Mag. 1: 371 (1836)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hook., Comp. Bot. Mag.1: 371 (1836).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0