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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Europe to Central Asia, N. Africa.

[FTEA]

Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Habit
Annual, biennial or perennial hispid herbs or shrubs with an indumentum of tubercle-based setae and often an underlayer of short stiff adpressed or spreading hairs
Inflorescences
Inflorescence thyrsoid, with lateral helicoid cymes often much enlarging in fruit
Calyx
Calyx deeply 5-lobed, usually accrescent
Corolla
Corolla blue, purple, yellow or white; tube broadly to narrowly funnel-shaped, straight, ± hairy outside, inside usually with a ring of 5–10 distinct scales or lobes or an undulate entire somewhat fleshy collar-like membrane at the base; throat ± oblique, open; limb usually oblique with unequal lobes
Stamens
Stamens 5, often unequal, included or exserted
Pistil
Style exserted; stigma bifid or sometimes capitate
Fruits
Nutlets 4, ± triangular at the base, usually rugose.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Brazil South, Buryatiya, California, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Illinois, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Primorye, Sakhalin, St.Helena, Tanzania, Tennessee, Uruguay, Vermont

Echium Tourn. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rico, L. [1911], Morocco K000564903
Rico, L. [1946], Morocco K000564872

First published in Sp. Pl.: 139 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 175 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 139 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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