Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae:

Valerianaceae - Valerian family

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989) Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or basal, entire or pinnately divided. Inflorescence a many-flowered compound cyme. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, usually 5-merous, actinomorphic or zygomorphic. Calyx minute, but may develop in fruit to form a pappus. Corolla tubular or funnel-shaped, usually 5-lobed, sometimes spurred on one side. Ovary inferior. Ovary 3-locular, only 1 fertile. Fruit an achene.

Worldwide: 10 genera and 300 species, ± cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate zones and the Andes.

Britain: 4 genera and 17 taxa.

Centranthus ruber

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Centranthus Neck. ex Lam. & DC.Description, Image
Fedia Gaertn.
Valeriana L.
Valerianella Mill.

Other sources of information about Valerianaceae:

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Valerianaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-20

Hyde, M.A. (2020). UK Flora: Family page: Valerianaceae.
https://www.ukflora.info/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=270, retrieved 26 November 2020

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