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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 4/2/2013)
Genus Cynoglossum L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 134, 1753.
Description Herbs, mostly perennial, sometimes annual or biennial, slender to very robust, glabrous to coarsely pubescent. Leaves alternate, simple, pinnately-nerved, entire, the basal ones long-petiolate. Inflorescences racemes or irregular panicles, scor- pioid, the bracts mostly not apparent. Flowers perfect, actinomorphic; calyx of 5 sepals, ? connate basally, enlarging somewhat in fruit; corolla salverform, funnelform, or ? campanulate, blue, violet, or reddish, 5-lobed, the lobes + spreading, 5 faucal appendages generally well-developed; stamens 5, included or barely exserted at the corolla throat, subsessile or the filaments very short, the anthers oblong; ovary 4-lobed, distinctly so, the gynobase disc-like, the style gynobasic, the stigma 1 and ? capitate. Fruits 4 nutlets, spreading at maturity, adnate apically to the gynobase, the scar not extending below the middle on the ventral side, the surface covered with stout, glochidiate spines.
Habit Herbs
Distribution A cosmopolitan genus of about 80 species.
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