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Pakistan | Family List | Plumbaginaceae

Plumbago , Sp. Pl. 151. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5:75.1754; Boiss. in DC., Prodr. 12:690:1848; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:875.1879; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 3:480.1882.

Herbaceous perennials, subshrubs or shrubs. Inflorescence terminal, more or less capitate spikes. Calyx tubular, with five greenish ribs densely studded with large stalked glands, 5-toothed at the top. Corolla gamopetalous; the narrow tube generally exceeding the calyx; limb rotate, 5-lobed. Stamens free; filaments linear, concave-dilated in the lower part. Ovary oblong style distinct from the ovary; styles 5, united throughout their length except for the long stigmas; stigmas filiform, glandular on the inner side.

The genus contains about 15 species, mostly distributed through the tropics, locally represented by two species.

1 Calyx entirely covered with stalked glands; corolla white to pale blue   Plumbago zeylanica
+ Calyx finely pubescent and glandular except at the base; corolla blue   Plumbago capensis

Lower Taxa


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