Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae
- Valerian family
Cannon, J.F.M. (1983)
Valerianaceae FZ 7(1)
Description of the family
Herbs, perennial (in ours). Leaves opposite or basal, 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. Ovary inferior. Fruit an achene.
Worldwide: 10 genera and 300 species, ± cosmopolitan, but especially in north temperate zones and the Andes.
Other sources of information about Valerianaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Valerianaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Valerianaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=229, retrieved 22 May 2013