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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Habit
Herbs or small shrubs
Leaves
Leaves opposite or verticillate, glandular-punctate
Flowers
Flowers axillary, several together, ebracteolate
Calyx
Calyx 4- or 5-lobed, imbricate, glandularpunctate
Corolla
Corolla rotate, 4-lobed, throat densely bearded
Stamens
Stamens 4, ± equal; anthers with parallel or divergent cells; style longer than the calyx; stigma truncate or emarginate
Fruits
Fruit capsular, septicidal, valves entire
Seeds
Seeds numerous.

[FZ]

Scrophulariaceae, D. Philcox. Flora Zambesiaca 8:2. 1990

Habit
Annual herb, or rarely small shrub, much branched, erect, glabrous or pubescent.
Leaves
Leaves opposite or verticillate, entire or dentate.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence raceme-like or flowers axillary, solitary or paired.
Calyx
Calyx 4–5-lobed, lobes ovate to lanceolate.
Corolla
Corolla regular, rotate, 4-lobed, throat bearded; lobes obtuse, subequal.
Stamens
Stamens 4, subequal, filaments filiform, anthers sagittate with divergent or parallel loculi.
Style
Style subclavate at apex, stigma truncate or emarginate.
Fruits
Capsule globose or ovoid.
Seeds
Seeds numerous, angular.

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Central American Pac, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Cocos (Keeling) Is., Comoros, Congo, Czechoslovakia, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre

Scoparia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Smith, L.B. [10917], Brazil K001048605

First published in Sp. Pl.: 116 (1753)

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 354.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 52 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 116 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sp. P1.: 116 (1753)

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