Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae:

Papaveraceae - Poppy family

Description of the family

Herbs or shrubs, with variously coloured latex. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, deeply divided or lobed. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual, usually hypogynous. Sepals 2-3, caducous. Petals 4-6, in two whorls of 2 or 3, free, falling off early. Stamens numerous. Ovary 1-locular with numerous ovules. Fruit a capsule dehiscing by valves or pores.

Worldwide: 23 genera and 230 species, mostly northern temperate.

Britain: 10 genera and 34 taxa.

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Argemone L.Description
Chelidonium L.
Eschscholzia Cham.
Glaucium L.
Hypecoum L.
Macleaya R. Br.
Meconopsis Vig.
Papaver L.
Platystemon Benth.
Roemeria Medik.

Other sources of information about Papaveraceae:

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Papaveraceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-24

Hyde, M.A. (2024). UK Flora: Family page: Papaveraceae.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=196, retrieved 25 February 2024

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