7447.000 Browallia L.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Flowers solitary or in 1-sided racemes, blue or violet, rarely white. Calyx 5-toothed. Corolla with long straight slender tube and 5-lobed ± zygomorphic limb. Stamens 4, didynamous; anthers of shorter pair with 1 cell undeveloped; fifth rudimentary stamen sometimes present. Capsule with 2-lobed valves.

Derivation of name: Named for John Browallius, 1707-55, botanist and Bishop of Abo, Sweden.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical America

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Browallia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Browallia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Browallia
Flora of Zambia: Browallia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Browallia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Browallia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Browallia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Browallia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Browallia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Browallia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Browallia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Browallia
JSTOR Plant Science: Browallia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Browallia
Plants of the World Online: Browallia
Tropicos: Browallia
Wikipedia: Browallia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Browallia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1257, retrieved 8 December 2023

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