7447.000 Browallia L.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Flowers solitary or in 1-sided racemes, blue or violet, rarely white. Calyx 5-toothed. Corolla with long straight slender tube and 5-lobed ± zygomorphic limb. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers of shorter pair with 1 cell undeveloped; fifth rudimentary stamen sometimes present. Capsule with 2-lobed valves.

Derivation of name: Named for John Browallius, 1707-55, botanist and Bishop of Abo, Sweden.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Browallia americana

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americana L.N,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Browallia:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Browallia
Flora of Mozambique: Browallia | cultivated Browallia
Flora of Zambia: Browallia | cultivated Browallia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Browallia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Browallia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Browallia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Browallia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Browallia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Browallia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1257, retrieved 24 October 2014

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