Belongs within: Boraginaceae. The Cordia clade Published 24 July 2021 The tropics are home to a wide diversity of plant species, many of them belonging to groups less familiar in cooler regions of the world. Prominent among these are members of the family Cordiaceae, a group of about 350 known species of mostly trees and… Continue reading Cordioideae


Belongs within: Cynoglosseae. Myosotis, the forget-me-nots, is a genus of herbaceous plants found in cooler regions of the world with mostly blue (occasionally white or yellow) flowers. Characters (from Hickman 1993): Annual or perennial, glabrous to rough-hairy; roots generally diffuse. Stem decumbent to erect. Basal leaves generally oblong or oblanceolate; cauline leaves generally linear to… Continue reading Myosotis


Belongs within: Cynoglosseae. The Trichodesmeae are an Old World group of robust herbs or shrubs with very short corolla tubes and mostly spreading corolla lobes with long, exserted anthers. <==Trichodesmeae |–CacciniaLC02 |–SuchteleniaLC02 `–Trichodesma Brown 1810 [incl. Pollichia Medicus 1783 (nom. rej.)]BR65 |–T. africanumD17 |–T. angustifoliumCV06 | |–T. a. ssp. angustifoliumCV06 | `–T. a. ssp. argenteumCV06… Continue reading Trichodesmeae


Belongs within: Boraginaceae. The Heliotropioideae are a group of flowering plants in which the flowers have a terminal style with a conical stigmatic head having a basal ring-shaped stigma and sterile apex. <==Heliotropioideae [Heliotropiaceae] |–IxorheaT00 |–NogaliaT00 `–Heliotropium L. 1753L95 |–H. aenigmatumLK14 |–H. albiflorumCV06 |–H. ammophilumKM08 |–H. amplexicaule Vahl. 1794BR65 (see below for synonymy) |–H. angiospermum… Continue reading Heliotropioideae


Belongs within: Boraginaceae. The Boragineae is a group of plants in the family Boraginaceae found almost entirely in Eurasia, characterised by flowers with a simple style and usually well-developed faucal appendages (Långström & Chase 2002). Borage Borago officinalis is a native of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated as a vegetable green. Borage and comfrey… Continue reading Boragineae


Belongs within: Boraginaceae. The Lithospermeae are a clade of plants in the Boraginaceae which have the style usually divided, and nutlets with a broad basal attachment scar (Långström & Chase 2002). This group includes the viper’s buglosses of the genus Echium, some of which are widely grown as ornamentals though a few have become invasive… Continue reading Lithospermeae


Belongs within: Boraginaceae. The Ehretioideae are a group of mostly tropical trees and shrubs with flowers bearing a cleft style bearing two stigmas, and fruit a drupe divided between two (two-seeded) or four (one-seeded) pyrenes. Members include Ehretia, a pantropical genus with white or yellow tubular or bell-shaped flowers. <==Ehretioideae |–Saccellium lanceolatumLC02 |–ColdeniaBR65 | |–C.… Continue reading Ehretioideae


Belongs within: Boraginaceae.Contains: Pectocarya, Plagiobothrys, Amsinckia, Hackelia, Trichodesmeae, Myosotis, Cryptantha, Cynoglossum. The Cynoglosseae were recognised by Långström & Chase (2002) as a clade within the Boraginaceae containing taxa with heterocolpate pollen, an undivided style with one stigma, and usually well-developed appendages or wings on the nutlets. A previously recognised division between tribes Cynoglosseae, Eritrichieae and… Continue reading Cynoglosseae


Belongs within: Lamiidae.Contains: Ehretioideae, Hydrophylloideae, Heliotropioideae, Cordioideae, Boragineae, Cynoglosseae, Lithospermeae. The Boraginaceae as recognised herein is a clade supported by molecular analyses (Långström & Chase 2002). It combines older concepts of the Boraginaceae with the Hydrophylloideae, previously treated as a separate family distinguished by the possession of capsular fruits. Some members of the family are… Continue reading Boraginaceae