Buglossoides arvensis (L.) I.M.Johnst.

First published in J. Arnold Arbor. 35: 42 (1954)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Macaronesia, N. Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Temp. Eurasia. It is an annual or biennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect or decumbent annual (2–)6–40(–90) cm. tall, with mostly simple or branched thinly to densely adpressed-strigillose or patently setulose stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear-oblong, lanceolate, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 0.8–4.5(–10) cm. long, 0.2–1.2(–2) cm. wide, acute to ± obtuse or rounded at the apex, sessile or somewhat amplexicaul at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes simple, terminal or several arising from the axils of the uppermost leaves, becoming lax and elongate in fruit; pedicels 1–3(–5 in fruit) mm. long and sometimes becoming markedly and asymmetrically incrassate in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx densely pale bristly; lobes erect, linear-subulate, 3–6 mm. long, becoming up to 0.8–1.5 cm. long in fruit, blunt or acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, pale to dark blue or purple, funnel-shaped or ± salver-shaped; tube as long as calyx or a little longer, lobes oblong, rounded or subtruncate, 1.5–2.5 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nutlets whitish or pale brown, very hard and ± glossy, 2–3(–4) mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, minutely to coarsely rugulose-tuberculate, without lateral swellings; beak short, blunt, slightly incurved.
[FTEA]

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