1. Family: Plumbaginaceae Juss.
    1. Limonium Mill.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, New Caledonia, Southern America, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Plumbaginaceae, C. M. Wilmot-Dear. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Perennial, rarely annual, herbs or small shrubs
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence paniculate, often corymbose; spikes secund, sometimes grouped into compact terminal heads; spikelets 1–several-flowered, 2–several-bracteate, with a small fleshy bracteole at the base of each bract
    Calyx
    Calyx funnel - shaped, 5 - nerved; limb scarious, 5-lobed
    Corolla
    Corolla with short tube or petals connate only at base
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted at base of corolla
    Pistil
    Styles 5, glabrous, free or connate at base; stigma filiform
    Fruits
    Fruit a capsule, membranous, 1-seeded, enclosed in persistent calyx, indehiscent or irregularly dehiscent or operculate
    Seeds
    Seed dark brown or black, long, narrow, slightly flattened, tapering slightly towards apex.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chita, Connecticut, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Haiti, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Maluku, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mississippi, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ogasawara-shoto, Oklahoma, Oman, Oregon, Palestine, Philippines, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Austria, Mexico Central, Mexico Southwest

    Limonium Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Rico, L. [1913], Morocco K000564902

    First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gard. Dict., abridg.ed. 4, 2 [unpaged] (1754), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0