Primrose family : PRIMULACEAE (DILLENIIDAE) in Australia
including Aegicerataceae, Anagallidaceae, Ardisiaceae, Coridaceae, Embeliaceae, Lysimachiaceae, Maesaceae, and Myrsinaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
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Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Aegiceras corniculatum
River Mangrove
Photo: courtesy of
Todd Burrows,
South Stradbroke Island,
November 2010

Anagallis arvensis
Scarlet Pimpernel
Sydney, October 2006

Anagallis arvensis subspecies foemina
Blue Pimpernel
Sydney, October 2008

Ardisia crenata (white form)
Coralberry
Wyee, January 2007

Ardisia elliptica
Shoe Button
Magnetic Island
Photo courtesy of
Donald Simpson

Ardisia macrocarpa 'Mystique'
Marlberry
Wyee, January 2007

Cyclamen
Cyclamen
Sydney, August 2006

Lysimachia congestiflora
Persian Chocolate
Sydney, April 2008

Primula hybrids
Primulas
Sydney, August 2006

Primula malacoides
Fairy Primrose
Sydney, August 2006

Rapanea howittiana
Muttonwood
Morwell Park,
January 1992

Caterpillars of some Butterflies and Moths in Australia can utilise species in PRIMULACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Nacaduba kurava

Hypochrysops narcissus

Hypolycaena phorbas

Praetaxila segecia


Macrocyttara expressa

Collix ghosha

Epyaxa sodaliata

Teia anartoides

Orgyia australis

Stenoptilodes taprobanes

Opodiphthera fervida

Oxysemaphora notialis

Adoxophyes templana

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(updated 20 January 2013, 1 June 2020)