Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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Campanulaceae

Bellflower family (Campanulaceae)

The bellflower family - campanulaceae - includes about 2000 species, spread all around the world. They are mainly annual herbs.

Leaves (1): alternate,undivided without stipules.

bellflower family

Flowers:

Grouped in little heads or spikes.

Calyx (3): 5 lobes (sometimes 2)

Corolla (4): regular with 5 lobes.

Stamens: 5

Ovary: below petals with 3 to 5 stigmas

Fruit: a capsule


Genera

It comprises about 70 genera. The most important ones are the following:

CAMPANULA
JASIONE
LAURENTIA
LEGOUSIA
LOBELIA
PHYTEUMA
TRACHELIUM
WAHLENBERGIA

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