Primrose family (Primulaceae)

Primrose family

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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