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Wahlenbergia Schrad. ex Roth.


Description from Flora of China

Campanopsis (R. Brown) Kuntze; Campanula sect. Campanopsis R. Brown; Cephalostigma A. Candolle; Cervicina Delile.

Herbs, perennial or annual, rarely subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves cauline and often basally rosulate, alternate or rarely opposite, usually sessile. Flowers small to medium-sized, sessile or pedicellate, terminal or axillary, solitary or in thyrses, panicles, or fascicles. Calyx lobes typically 5. Corolla blue or white, campanulate or funnelform, lobed, cleft, or divided; segments typically 5. Stamens typically 5; filaments free and distinct, dilated into a triangular base, dilated part ciliate; anthers coherent. Ovary inferior, 2- or 3(-5)-locular; stigma 2- or 3(-5)-fid, segments linear. Capsule loculicidal at apex. Seeds numerous or few.

About 260 species: mainly in S Hemisphere, particularly S Africa, extending north to W Europe, E and S Asia, and N South America; two species in China.

(Authors: Hong Deyuan (洪德元); Thomas G. Lammers)

Lower Taxon


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