7093.000 Anchusa L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, variously hairy. Leaves alternate, rosulate at the base, sessile, mainly linear. Flowers in terminal, dichotomous cymes, scorpioid, bracteate, or simple with unilateral racemes. Calyx 5-lobed with a campanulate tube; lobes linear, slightly enlarged in fruit. Corolla purple, blue or white, cylindric, with 5 scales opposite lobes. Fruit 4 nutlets, strongly convex on back, a thickened collar-like, ring at the base.

Worldwide: About 35 species in Europe, North Africa and western Asia; 2 in southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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capensis Thunb.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anchusa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Anchusa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2444, retrieved 25 May 2024

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