Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs, mostly covered with long, spreading, broad-based hairs. Rosette leaves petiolate, entire or toothed; cauline leaves alternate, widely spaced, sessile. Inflorescences terminal, of 1–few simple monochasial scorpioid cymes; bracts present. Flowers subsessile or pedicellate; sepals 5, partly connate, elongating with age; corolla regular, 5-lobed, funnel-shaped, glabrous except for hairy scales (in Victoria), 5 hair tufts or a ring of hairs in throat, throat open, lobes spreading; stamens included in corolla-tube, anthers oblong, subsessile; ovary 4-lobed, 4-celled, style filiform, about as long as stamens, stigma entire or bifid, capitate. Fruit splitting into 4 mericarps, leaving a gynobase with 4 concave depressions; mericarps ovoid to reniform, hardly beaked, minutely tuberculate, attached by a collar-like basal areole.

About 10 species, widespread in Europe and western Asia; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Boraginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
Higher taxa
genus Nonea
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