1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Samolus L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Africa, Pacific, Southern America, Australasia, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FZ]

    Primulaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Annual and perennial herbs; stems erect or rarely procumbent, sometimes with a basal leaf–rosette.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, linear, oblong or spathulate, entire.
    Flowers
    Flowers in racemes or corymbs; bracts inserted at the base or near the middle of pedicels.
    Calyx
    Calyx partly adnate to ovary, the limb 5–lobed, persistent.
    Corolla
    Corolla subcampanulate, the limb 5–lobed.
    Androecium
    Stamens borne on the corolla–tube, oppositipetalous, alternating with small staminodes.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose; style short, stigma obtuse or capitellate; ovules numerous; placentation free–central.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid or globose, dehiscing by 5 valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, angular.
    [FTEA]

    Primulaceae, P. Taylor. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs with erect or rarely prostrate stems
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, cauline or forming a basal rosette, linear to spathulate, entire
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal racemes or corymbs; bracts at the base or near the middle of the pedicels
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube adnate to the ovary in its lower half; limb 5-lobed, persistent
    Corolla
    Corolla perigynous, subcampanulate; limb 5-lobed
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted on the corolla-tube; subulate staminodes often present alternating with the stamens
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose; style short
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, many-seeded, dehiscing by 5 valves
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, angular
    Distribution
    A small widespread genus found mainly in the southern hemisphere with the following cosmopolitan species occurring in practically every region of the world.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina South, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil South, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile Central, Chile South, Corse, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Easter Is., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Illinois, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kentucky, Kenya, Kermadec Is., Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madeira, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Mexico, New Zealand North, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Vermont, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Samolus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 171 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 336 (1905).
    • —F.T.A. 3: 490
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Sp. Pl, 1: 171 (1753).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl. ed. 5 : 78 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. : 171 (1753)

    Sources

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

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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [C] © 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    [D] © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0