Pentaglottis sempervirens (L.) Tausch

Alkanet

Fl. Bot. Zeitung 12: 643 (1829) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect, 30–100 cm high. Leaves densely hairy, apex acute or acuminate, margins flat to slightly undulate; rosette leaves ovate-oblong or ovate, 10–40 cm long, 3–7 cm wide; cauline leaves ovate. Inflorescences with long-peduncle; bracts as long as or longer than sepals. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–5 mm long, acute or obtuse, elongating to c. 8 mm in fruit, hairy; corolla 5–8 mm long, bright blue with a white throat, lobes suborbicular, 3–5 mm long, longer than tube; stamens inserted just below throat of corolla-tube. Mericarps 3–4.5 mm long, brown; areole narrower than base of mericarp. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

*CVU, *HSF, *Strz, *VVP. Also naturalised Tas. In Victoria, known only from the Dandenong Ranges, Mitta Mitta and Mt Macedon, persisting in sites of abandoned gardens or weakly escaping from cultivation.

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.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
family Boraginaceae
genus Pentaglottis
Higher taxa

Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pentaglottis sempervirens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pentaglottis sempervirens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

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State
Victoria
Tasmania