Saxifraga

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial herbs, sometimes short-lived, glandular-hairy or glabrous. Leaves usually alternate, sessile to petiolate, cauline leaves reduced or absent; stipules absent. Inflorescence a many-flowered terminal cyme or thyrse, or a solitary flower. Flowers usually bisexual, zygomorphic (in Victoria) or more commonly actinomorphic; sepals usually 5, petals usually 5, variously coloured, or absent; stamens 10, rarely 8, filaments linear, sometimes clavate; nectary disc often present; ovary  superior  to inferior, usually 2-locular; ovules numerous, placentation axile. Fruit usually a 2-valved capsule; seeds many.

c. 370 species from temperate and arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere; 1 species recorded in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-06-03
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Saxifragaceae
Higher taxa
genus Saxifraga
Subordinate taxa