Classification
 Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Limnanthaceae
 Description

Annual herbs, usually somewhat succulent.  Lvs alternate, pinnatifid; stipules 0.  Fls solitary on long peduncles, axillary, actinomorphic, ☿.  Calyx 3–5-merous;  sepals valvate or slightly imbricate, free.  Petals 3–5, free, contorted, slightly perigynous.  Stamens 6–10; filaments free, sometimes glandular at base;  anthers 2-locular, dehiscing longitudinally.  Ovary 3–5-locular, fused to a common gynobasic style with 3–5 short lobes;  ovules solitary in each carpel, orthotropous.  Fr. separating at maturity into 3–5 nutlets, each representing a free indehiscent carpel;  seeds lacking endosperm.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Limnanthaceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Casual1
Total1
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.