Campanula

Belongs within: Campanuloideae.Contains: Jasione, Edraianthus, Githopsis, Asyneuma, Phyteuma, Adenophora. Campanula, harebells, is a diverse genus of herbs found in the Northern Hemisphere with tubular to bell-shaped flowers (Hickman 1993). Phylogenetic analysis indicates the genus to be extensively non-monophyletic with many taxa treated as distinct genera arising within it. Campanula angustiflora, C. exigua, C. griffinii and… Continue reading Campanula

Wahlenbergia

Belongs within: Campanuloideae. Wahlenbergia is a genus of herbs and subshrubs found primarily in the southern temperate regions (Black & Robertson 1965). Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Annual and perennial herbs and undershrubs. Flowers usually blue, pedunculate, often in terminal, dichotomous leafy panicles. Calyx and corolla-lobes mostly 5, rarely 4 or in abnormal flowers… Continue reading Wahlenbergia

Lobelia

Belongs within: Campanulaceae.Contains: Downingia, Siphocampylus, Cyanea. Lobelia is a cosmopolitan genus of herbaceous plants with resupinate flowers due to a twisted peduncle. Recent phylogenetic studies have indicated that the genus as commonly recognised is non-monophyletic with a number of other lobelioid genera nested within it. Characters (from Black & Robertson 1965): Herbs; flowers in some… Continue reading Lobelia

Campanulaceae

Belongs within: Asterales.Contains: Cyphia, Campanuloideae, Nemacladus, Lobelia. The Campanulaceae are a cosmopolitan family of herbaceous plants. Within the family, the Campanuloideae have regular corollas with connivent anthers forming a ring whereas the Lobelioideae have resupinate flowers with a usually irregular corolla and anthers connate to form a tube around the style (Black & Robertson 1965;… Continue reading Campanulaceae