Nierembergia linariifolia var. glabriuscula (Dunal) A.A.Cocucci & Hunz.

This variety is accepted, and its native range is N. Central Argentina.

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Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 8, Part 4. Solanaceae. Gonçalves AE. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Bushy perennial herb up to 35 cm (or more) high, much branched, covered in white spreading curved, often eglandular hairs
Morphology Stem
Stems erect, 1–several from a stout woody base.
Morphology Branches
Branches slender, ± terete
Morphology Leaves
Leaves closely set, sessile and ± sheathing at the base, slightly fleshy, 7–20 × 0.5–1. 1 mm, linear or linear-lanceolate, occasionally linear-spathulate, acuminate, mucronate, both surfaces ± shortly hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers ± erect, slightly zygomorphic, axillary or leaf-opposed, arranged into short, terminal, subpaniculiform cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 2.5–7 mm long, slender, densely and shortly hairy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 8–12 mm long, campanulate, slightly curved, shortly hairy, more densely so along the ribs; lobes ± unequal, 3–6 × 0.7–2 mm, linear to triangular-lanceolate, acute or acuminate, mucronate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla purplish to violet coloured or bluish, with a yellow centre, 2–3 cm long, infundibular-salviform, hairy outside with fine eglandular hairs and shorter glandular hairs and similar shorter indumentum inside around the insertion of the filaments; tube 1–1. 6 cm long, slender, the basal part persistent in fruit; limb 1–1. 5 cm long, 1. 5–3.5 cm in diameter, broadly campanulate or crateriform; lobes obtuse or rounded at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens subequal, inserted at the throat; filaments slightly connate at the base, 6–7 mm long, with gland-tipped hairs scattered from the base to about the middle; anthers 0.8–1 mm long, broadly elliptic in outline
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk none
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ± sessile, c.  2 mm long, elongate, ± ellipsoid or conic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 14–20 mm long, straight to slightly curved at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit sessile, c.  7 mm long, ovoid-ellipsoid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c.  1 × 0.5 mm, ± elliptic in outline, foveolate or pitted
Ecology
Roadsides and waste places; 975 m.
Note
Plant poisonous.
Distribution
Native to Argentina, now extending northwards to the United States. Widely cultivated as a garden ornamental in warm and temperate regions of both hemispheres and sometimes escaping. Zimbabwe Mozambique Botswana. BOT SE, ZIM S, MOZ M

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest

Introduced into:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Nierembergia linariifolia var. glabriuscula (Dunal) A.A.Cocucci & Hunz. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Darwiniana 33: 38 (1995)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Flora Zambesiaca 8(4): 1-124. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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