7064.000 Cynoglossum L.

Description of the genus

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate. Inflorescence of scorpioid cymes. Flowers bisexual. Calyx 5-lobed, not or only slightly accrescent. Corolla tube short, cylindric or funnel-shaped, closed with 5 scales at the throat; lobes 5. Ovary of 4 separate lobes. Style gynobasic. Fruit of 4 nutlets; nutlets depressed, glochidiate.

Worldwide: c. 75 species in temperate and warm regions, mainly Old World

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
amplifolium Hochst. ex A. DC.NDescription, Image
coeruleum A. DC. subsp. coeruleum N
coeruleum A. DC. subsp. johnstonii (Baker) Verdc. var. mannii (Baker & C.H. Wright) Verdc.N,C,S
lanceolatum Forssk.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cynoglossum:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cynoglossum
Flora of Zambia: Cynoglossum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cynoglossum

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cynoglossum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1197, retrieved 31 May 2023

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