1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Ardisiandra Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Pilose creeping herbs with leafy stems.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, alternate, orbicular, coarsely lobed and toothed.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes few–flowered, extra–axillary, short–peduncled; flowers pedicellate and bracteate, inconspicuous.
    Calyx
    Calyx segments 5, free or somewhat accrescent, persistent.
    Corolla
    Corolla campanulate, with 5 lobes 1/3–1/2 the length of the corolla.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, oppositipetalous; filaments short, connate below into a continuous ring fused at the base to the corolla–tube; anthers apiculate.
    Ovary
    Ovary multiovulate.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, dehiscent by 5 apical valves or indehiscent, many–seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds angular, blackish, papillose.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Pubescent herbs, creeping and rooting at the nodes or more or less acaulescent
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, alternate, ovate to orbicular, coarsely lobed and toothed
    Flowers
    Flowers small, pedicellate, bracteate, in few-flowered short extra-axillary sessile or pedunculate racemes; bracts linear, situated at or near the base of the pedicels
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments 5 (rarely and abnormally up to 7) ± ovate, acute, ciliate, sometimes somewhat accrescent
    Corolla
    Corolla campanulate; lobes 5, about 1/3 of the length of the corolla, sometimes ciliate
    Stamens
    Stamens shortly connate at the base into a ring which is adnate to the corolla; filaments short; anthers apiculate
    Ovary
    Ovary globose, setulose
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, dehiscing by 5 short cartilaginous valves, or indehiscent
    Seeds
    Seeds 3angled, minutely papillose
    Distribution
    The genus is confined to the mountains of tropical Africa
    Note
    It is very closely related to Cortusa L. with a few species in central Europe and Asia.

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    Distribution

    Found In:

    Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ardisiandra Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 205 (1863)

    Accepted in:

    • [1] Govaerts, R. (1995) World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne

    Literature

    • [2] P. Taylor in Kew Bull. 13: 146 (1958).
    • [3] Weim. in Svensk Bot. Tidskr. 30: 36 (1936).
    • [4] Pax & Knuth in Engl. Pflanzenr. 4, 237, Primulac.: 222 (1905)
    • [5] —F.T.A. 3: 488
    • [6] in Journ. Linn. Soc., Bot. 7: 205 (1864).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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