Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae

Scrophulariaceae - Snapdragon family

Description of the family

Herbs, sometimes parasitic and lacking chlorophyll, shrubs or, rarely, trees. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, entire, toothed or variously lobed or dissected. Inflorescences various. Pedicels with 0 or 2 bracteoles. Flowers bisexual, usually zygomorphic. Calyx (3-)5-lobed, usually ± united. Corolla gamopetalous, sometimes produced into 1 or 2 spurs or sacs; limb usually 4- or 5-lobed, the lobes subequal or 2-lipped. Stamens 4, didynamous or equal, or 2 with occasionally 2 reduced to staminodes or 5 with the fifth ± rudimentary, rarely functional. Ovary superior, 2(-3)-locular. Fruit usually a capsule. Seeds small, numerous.

Worldwide: 268 genera and 5,100 species, cosmopolitan, but especially temperate areas and on tropical mountains.

Linaria vulgaris

Links to genera: (39)

GenusContent
Alonsoa Ruiz & Pav.
Anarrhinum Desf.
Antirrhinum L.
Asarina Mill.
Bartsia L.
Bellardia All.
Calceolaria L.
Castilleja Mutis ex L.f.
Chaenorhinum (DC. ex Duby) Rchb.Description, Image
Collinsia Nutt.
Cymbalaria HillDescription
Digitalis L.
Erinus L.
Euphrasia L.
Gratiola L.
Hebe Comm. ex Juss.
Hebenstretia L.
Jovellana Ruiz & Pav.
Kickxia Dumort.
Limosella L.
Linaria L.Description, Image
Melampyrum L.Description, Image
Mimulus L.
Misopates Raf.
Nemesia Vent.
Nuttallanthus D.A. Sutton
Odontites Ludw.
Orthocarpus Nutt.
Parentucellia Viv.
Paulownia Siebold & Zucc.
Pedicularis L.
Phygelius E. Mey. ex Benth.
Rhinanthus L.
Scrophularia L.
Selago L.
Sibthorpia L.
Verbascum L.
Veronica L.Description
Veronicastrum Heist. ex Fabr.

Other sources of information about Scrophulariaceae:

UK Flora: cultivated Scrophulariaceae page
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scrophulariaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-18

Hyde, M.A. (2018). UK Flora: Family page: Scrophulariaceae.
http://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=244, retrieved 18 February 2018

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