Primrose family (Primulaceae)

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Primrose family plants characteristics

The Primrose family – primulaceae- comprises about 1000 species of plants living in temperate countries. They are mainly herbs. some genera such as Primula or Cyclamen are very interesting for gardening.

primrose draw

primrose draw

Cyclamen persicum

Leaves (1): simple and undivided. Basal or verticilate.
Stems (2): herbaceous.
Flowers: (3)

Regulars, generally solitary or in umbels.

Calyx: 5 sepals (4)
Corolla: 5 petals joined in a tube.(5)
Stamens: 5 joined in the corolla.
Ovary: superior
Style: 1
Fruit: Capsule.

primrose draw

Primula sikkimensis

Genera

It comprises about 30 genera. The most important ones are the following:

ANAGALLIS

ANDROSACE

ASTEROLINON

CORIS

CYCLAMEN

GLAUX

LYSIMACHIA

PRIMULA

SAMOLUS

SOLDANELLA

VITALIANA

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12 November, 2020

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