Common Names in English:
The Campanulaceae are herbs, shrubs , or rarely small trees comprising about 70 genera and 2,000 species usually with milky sap . The leaves are nearly always alternate and simple ; stipules are absent The flowers are bisexual , and actinomorphic in the subfamily Campanuloideae but zygomorphic in the Lobelioideae. The perianth and androecium are usually 5-merous, sometimes 3-10-merous. The calyx and corolla each consist of connate segments. The stamens equal the number of corolla lobes , alternate with them, and are adnate to the extreme base of the corolla or epigynous zone or more commonly arise from the annular epigynous nectary disk; the filaments are distinct and the anthers are introrse and only weakly connivent around the style in the Campanuloideae but in the lobelioideae the introrse anthers and also often the filaments are firmly connate. The gynoecium consists of a single compound pistil of usually 2 carpels and locules with numerous axile ovules in the subfamily Lobelioideae but usually consists of 3-5 carpels and locules with numerous axile ovules in the subfamily Campanuloideae. The single style commonly has a number of lobes or stigmas equal to the number of carpels. The ovary is nearly always inferior and is generally crowned with an epigynous annular nectary disk. The fruit is usually a capsule or berry. -- Gerald Carr.
Habit: Evergreen .
Flowers: Bloom Period: April, May. • Flower Color: medium blue
Size: 12-18" tall.
Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 247 meters (0 to 810 feet).
Sunlight: Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade.
- Whittaker & Margulis,1978
- Haeckel, 1866
- Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998
- Vascular Plants
- Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Takhtajan, 1967
- Takhtajan Ex Reveal, 1992
- Order: Asterales () - Lindley, 1833
- Superorder: Campanulanae () - Takhtajan Ex Reveal, 1992
- Subclass: Asteridae () - Takhtajan, 1967
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses () - Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina ()
- Phylum: Tracheophyta () - Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae () - Cavalier-Smith, 1981
- Kingdom: Plantae () - Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
Status: Accepted Name
Last scrutiny: 30-Aug-2006
Members of the genus Wahlenbergia
ZipcodeZoo has pages for 18 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:
W. akaroa (Bluebell) · W. albomarginata (Wahlenbergia) · W. angustifolia (Small Bellflower) · W. capensis (Cape Bluebell) · W. ceracea (Waxy Bluebell) · W. communis (Tufted Bluebell) · W. congesta (White Harebell) · W. gymnoclada (Naked Bluebell) · W. krebsii (Wahlenbergia) · W. linarioides (Tuffybells) · W. linifolia (Large Bellflower) · W. luteola (Austalian Bluebell) · W. marginata (Southern Rockbell) · W. multicaulis (Tadgells Bluebell) · W. pendula (Wahlenbergia) · W. stricta (Tall Bluebell) · W. tenuifolia (Grassy Bells) · W. undulata 'Melton Bluebird' (Wahlenbergia)
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- Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed February 28, 2008. http://www.gbif.org Mediated distribution data from provider.
- Ruggiero M., Gordon D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Nicolson D. (2011). The Catalogue of Life Taxonomic Classification, Edition 2, Part A. In: Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist (Bisby F.A., Roskov Y.R., Orrell T.M., Nicolson D., Paglinawan L.E., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Ouvrard D., eds). DVD; Species 2000: Reading, UK.
- World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Release date: November 27, 2009
Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 28, 2008:
- Australian National Herbarium (CANB)
- Biodiversity Heritage Library NamebankID: 9303264
- Catalogue of Life Accepted Name Code: Kew-357344
- Globally Unique Identifier: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:85040-3
- Zipcode Zoo Species Identifier: 994052