Globularia

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Globularia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/globularia/). Accessed 2020-11-28.

Family

  • Globulariaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
bisexual
See hermaphrodite.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
family
A group of genera more closely related to each other than to genera in other families. Names of families are identified by the suffix ‘-aceae’ (e.g. Myrtaceae) with a few traditional exceptions (e.g. Leguminosae).
involucre
A ring of bracts surrounding an inflorescence.
nut
Dry indehiscent single-seeded fruit with woody outer wall.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Globularia' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/globularia/). Accessed 2020-11-28.

A genus of about twenty-eight species, natives of the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, southern and central Europe, and Asia Minor. Flowers bisexual, united into a globular head, surrounded at the base by a many-bracted involucre. Calyx five-lobed. Corolla two-lipped, the upper lip short, two-lobed, the lower three-lobed. Stamens four, inserted on the corolla-tube. Ovary superior, with a single style. Fruit a one-seeded nut­let, surrounded by the persistent calyx. The only other genus in the family is confined to Somaliland and Socotra.