7100.000 Myosotis L.

Martins, E.S. (1990) Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4)

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial erect usually hairy herbs. Leaves alternate, mostly oblong or lanceolate, entire, the basal ones shortly petiolate, the cauline ones sessile. Flowers small in scorpioid cymes. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed or divided to just below the middle into 5 mostly narrow lobes, persistent, not or slightly accrescent in fruit. Corolla blue, white or yellow; tube cylindric or funnel-shaped, the throat usually with scales, papillae or swellings; lobes 5, spreading, contorted in bud. Ovary deeply 4-lobed. Fruit composed of 4 erect, oblong-ovoid glabrous shining nutlets fixed by a small basal areole to the flat or convex receptacle.

Worldwide: 50 species, cosmopolitan in temperate regions, mainly in the Old World.

Zimbabwe: 0 cultivated taxa.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Myosotis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Myosotis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Myosotis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Myosotis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Myosotis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Myosotis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1706, retrieved 19 August 2017

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