2503.000 Saponaria L.

Description of the genus

Perennial herb (ours). Stipules 0. Leaves opposite. Flowers showy, in compact, terminal corymbs. Sepals fused below into a tube, 5-toothed above. Petals 5, with a long claw and an entire or slightly emarginate, limb, with 2 small blunt scales present at base. Stamens 10. Styles 2. Capsule many-seeded, opening by 4(-5) ± unequal teeth.

Worldwide: 40 species in temperate Europe and Asia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Saponaria officinalis

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officinalis L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Saponaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: cultivated Saponaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Saponaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Saponaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Saponaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Saponaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Saponaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Saponaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Saponaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=575, retrieved 25 November 2017

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