Family Polygalaceae R. BR.
Сем LXIX. ТЕЛЧАРКОВИ — POLYGALACEAE R. BR.¹
Fam: Polygalaceae R. BR.
English Name: Milkwort family
Small trees, shrubs and perennial or annual herbaceous plants with simple, successive, rarely opposite or tufted leaves, at base without stipules, or less frequently with scaly or prickly ones. Inflorescence cluster, class or broom. The blossoms are bisexual, irregular. Calyx of 5 loose or ingrown leaves, inner 2 longer than the three outer corolla (wings); corolla of 3 - 5 unequal leaves, both lateral free (most often underdeveloped or missing), the other three more or less adherent to the stamens, often ciliate on top; stamens 8, the petioles fused into a tube, split at the bottom. The carpellum of two carpels, with an upper double-ovary ovary, with one seedling in each nest; the style at the top two-lobed, rarely glabrous. The fruit is a flattened dorsal abdominal box, in each nest with one seed, a nut or a seedling, with or without endosperm and often with a fibrous appendage. Insect-pollinated plants.
¹ Developed by St. Kozhuharov and A. Petrova.
From „Флора на Н Р България”, том VII, БАН, София, (1979
* * *
The family Polygalaceae is in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).
Statistics are at the bottom of the page.
Genera in Polygalaceae
A list of all accepted and unassessed names in Polygalaceae is available in CSV format (Unicode UTF-8 encoding).
Species of Polygalaceae contained within The Plant List belong to 27 plant genera.
The Plant List includes 2,870 scientific plant names of species rank for the family Polygalaceae. Of these 1,163 are accepted species names.
The Plant List includes a further 287 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the family Polygalaceae. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.
The status of the 2,870 species names for the familyPolygalaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:
The status of the 3,157 names (including infraspecific names) for the family Polygalaceae recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:
Of the species names,
- 5 are recorded as invalid
- 11 are recorded as illegitimate
- 1 are recorded as a spelling variant
The confidence with which the status of the 2,870 species names recorded in The Plant List for the familyPolygalaceae, are assigned as follows:
From: www.theplantlist.org › browse › Polygalaceae
* * *
Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc. Distribution:
References: „Флора на Н Р България”, том VII, БАН, София, (1979, www.theplantlist.org › browse › Polygalaceae
Genus Polygala L. - Milkworts or Snakeroots
Back to BEGINNING
© Copy right: K. Nanev© 2012. All rights reserved