Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, the lower sometimes opposite, broad, pinnately veined; petiolate. Flowers solitary in leaf-axils. Sepals more or less equal; corolla 2-lipped, produced at the base into a spur, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed with a basal prominent palate closing the mouth; stamens 4, in pairs of unequal length, included in corolla; stigma entire. Capsule with the 2 equal locules dehiscing by a single large pore with a detachable lid; seeds variable.

About 25–30 species, from the Mediterranean region to western India, Cape Verde and Canary Islands; 3 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 Kickxia
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