Samolus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to erect perennials, sometimes rhizomatous; stems not angular. Leaves alternate, often ± rosetted at base. Inflorescence a raceme or corymb, or flowers solitary in axils of upper leaves or bracts; calyx cupular, 5-lobed; corolla 5-lobed, tubular in lower part, lobes spreading; stamens 5, opposite the petals, staminodes 5, alternating with stamens; ovary semi-inferior. Fruit a capsule splitting apically into 5 valves; seeds numerous, minute.

13 species, cosmopolitan but mainly Southern Hemisphere; 4 species indigenous in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Primulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Ericales
family Primulaceae
Higher taxa
genus Samolus
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