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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Transcaucasus to W. Asia.
Michauxia laevigata

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Robust biennial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stems or branches usually erect or ascending, hollow
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, scabrid, petiolate or sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile or pedicellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 8–10-lobed with reflexed appendages between lobes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–10-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–10, free; filaments dilated at base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary inferior, 8–10-locular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 8–10
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule hemispherical, dehiscent by 8 valves near the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, small.
Distribution
Seven species distributed from the E Mediterranean to Caucasus and Iran.
Note
Michauxia (in honour of the French botanist, Andre Michaux, 1746–1803); Dart Bellflower (Am.). Most of the species of Michauxia have been tried in cultivation and one or two are still sometimes grown for their flowers in European and American gardens, among them our native species M. laevigata Vent., q.v. Another species, M. campanuloides L’Herit. ex Aiton, which Bailey (1953) terms “a conspicuous summer bloomer”… … “though rather a coarse plant, of stately aspect when well-grown” …, is popular in American gardens and makes a notable addition to the flower borders. Plant up to 70 cm tall; inflorescence narrowly conical; appendages

Native to:

Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Michauxia L'Hér. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Michauxia: s.p. (1788)

Accepted by

  • Lammers, T.G. (2007). World checklist and bibliography of Campanulaceae: 1-675. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Aiton, Hort. Kew. 2: 8 (1789);
  • Lam., Illustr. 2: 433, t. 295 (1792).
  • L’Herit., Monogr. (1788);

Flora of Iraq
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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