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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 151. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: Species 67, mostly N. American. A genus quite famous for garden flowers.


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Herbs, annual or perennial. Leaves alternate to opposite, simple, sessile, lanceolate to ovate or oblong, acute. Flowers in terminal cymes or thyrses, blue, red, purple or white. Calyx narrow, tubular to campanulate, lobes sharp pointed. Corolla salver-shaped, contorted in bud; tube very slender, lobes flat, spreading. Stamens usually unequal, included. Style slender. Ovary 3-locular, capsule 3- valved; seeds few or 1 in each locule.
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