7091.000 Borago L. - Borages

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Annual herb, up to 1.5 m high, hairy. Leaves alternate, simple, elliptic to ovate, up to 20 cm. long. Flowers in loose, bracteate monochasia with 5 pointed petals. Sepals c. 1 cm long. Corolla blue with scales at the throat. Receptacle flat.

Worldwide: 5 species, native to the Mediterranean region, widely grown in gardens.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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officinalis L.

Other sources of information about Borago:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Borago
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Borago
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Borago
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Borago
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Borago
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Borago
JSTOR Plant Science: Borago
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Borago
Plants of the World Online: Borago
Tropicos: Borago
Wikipedia: Borago

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Borago.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2105, retrieved 12 December 2023

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