Browallia americana L.

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Browallia americana

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Greystone Nature Preserve, Harare

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Synonyms: Browallia viscosa Kunth
Common names: Jamaican forget-me-not (English)
Frequency: A local escape
Status: Introduced
Annual herb to 70 cm tall, but often depauperate. Leaves ovate, ± entire. Flowers blue to violet or mauve to purple, sometimes white. Corolla tube to 15 mm long; limb to 14 mm across; each of the five principal corolla lobes 2-lobed or notched. Capsules erect, many-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: americana: of America.
Habitat: In disturbed places: roadsides and as a weed of cultivated land.
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Worldwide distribution: Native from Mexico to Bolivia.
Mozambique distribution: Z (other?)
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Content last updated: Monday 23 July 2012

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Browallia americana., retrieved 15 June 2024

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