Verbenaceae

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Trees, shrubs or herbs, often with quadrangular stem and branches. Leaves decussate or verticillate, or rarely alternate, simple or compound; stipules absent. Inflorescence usually cymose; inflorescence-units solitary, spikes or heads. Flowers bisexual, usually slightly to strongly zygomorphic; calyx tubular, 4- or 5-lobed or -toothed; corolla tubular, 4- or 5-lobed; stamens 4 (rarely 2 or 5), inserted on corolla-tube; ovary superior, entire or 4-lobed, 2–4-locular, style terminal, simple with 2 stigmatic lobes. Fruit drupaceous, schizocarpic or a capsule.

A mainly tropical and subtropical family of c. 75 genera and 3000 species; 17 genera and c. 62 species in Australia.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1999). Verbenaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
Higher taxa
family Verbenaceae
Subordinate taxa
genus Lantana
genus Phyla
genus Verbena