Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs or undershrubs, more or less viscid. Flowers in terminal (rarely axillary) spikes; bracts usually entire, fused to the calyx or (not in Australia) appressed to it, rarely quite free. Sepals 5, fused to a varying extent into a tube divided into 3-lobed and 2-lobed lips or segments; corolla persistent, tube usually greatly exceeding calyx, lobes 5, entire or 2-fid, short, equal or not; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, rarely 2 by abortion of the posterior pair, the posterior pair of anthers vertical, the anterior pair horizontal, smaller or sterile; style filiform, entire.

Over 30 species, from southern Africa, with an outlier in the tropical east African mountains; 1 species naturalised in southern 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 Zaluzianskya
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