Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, broad, palmately veined, petiolate. Flowers solitary in leaf-axils; bracteoles absent. Sepals almost equal; corolla 2-lipped, produced into a spur at base, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed, at its base a prominent palate closing the mouth; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, included in corolla, anthers cohering in pairs, 2-locular; stigma entire. Capsule with the 2 locules dehiscing at the apex by several fissures; seeds many, tuberculate-wrinkled.

About 10-15 species, from the Mediterranean region and western Europe; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. 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
genus Cymbalaria
Subordinate taxa