Seedpods of the Scrophulariaceae Family

In most members of this Family, the seedpod is a dry capsule, formed from a superior ovary.

Digitalis purpurea Seedpod

The Scrophulariaceae Family includes the following genera:

Antirrhinum, Asarina, Calceolaria, Capraria, Castilleja, Centranthera, Collinsia, Cymbalaria, Digitalis, Erinus, Euphrasia, Hebe, Linaria, Melampyrum, Mimulus, Neirembergia, Nemesia, Odontites, Paulownia, Pedicularis, Penstemon, Rhinanthus, Scrophularia, Sibthorpia, Stemotria, Striga, Torenia, Verbascum, Veronica, Wulfenia.

The seed capsule is usually dehiscent, containing many small seeds, which may be smooth or patterned. The capsule is rarely indehiscent, when it can be dry or succulent. In many cases, the seedpod is pointed and opens like a beak.

Some examples of seedpods of plants in this Family are:







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