Boraginaceae

Boraginaceae is commonly known as the Borage Family. The Boraginaceae is a family from an unplaced order in the Magnoliopsida Class. It is a family among about 406 families in Magnoliophyta or Flowering Plants Division. The family consists of 145 genera and about 2,200 species.

Characteristics include:
  • Herbs with stiff hairs
  • Leaves alternate, simple
  • Inflorescence a scorpioid or helicoid cyme
  • Flowers sympetalous, actinomorphic, 5-merous
  • Corolla often pink as young, then blue or purple
  • Anthers attached to corolla
  • Ovary superior, 2-carpellate, 4 locules
  • Fruit a schizocarp with 4 nutlets
Genera in Boraginaceae:
  • Actinocarya
  • Cynoglottis
  • Lithospermum
  • Pectocarya
  • Adelocaryum
  • Cystostemon
  • Lobostemon
  • Pentalophus
  • Aegonychon
  • Dasynotus
  • Lycopsis
  • Phacelia
  • Afrotysonia
  • Draperia
  • Macromeria
  • Pholisma
  • Alkanna
  • Echinospermum
  • Maharanga
  • Pholistoma
  • Amblynotus
  • Echiochilon
  • Margarospermum
  • Pioctonon
  • Amphibologyne
  • Echium
  • Mattiastrum
  • Plagiobothrys
  • Amsinckia
  • Ehretia
  • Mertensia
  • Pontechium
  • Anchusa
  • Ellisia
  • Metaeritrichium
  • Pseudomertensia
  • Ancistrocarya
  • Embadium
  • Microcaryum
  • Psilolaemus
  • Anoplocaryum
  • Emmenanthe
  • Microparacaryum
  • Pulmonaria
  • Antiotrema
  • Eriodictyon
  • Microula
  • Rindera
  • Antiphytum
  • Eritrichium
  • Miltitzia
  • Rochefortia
  • Arnebia
  • Eucrypta
  • Mimophytum
  • Rochelia
  • Asperugo
  • Gastrocotyle
  • Moltkia
  • Romanzoffia
  • Austrocynoglossum
  • Gerascanthus
  • Morelosia
  • Rotula
  • Benthamia
  • Glandora
  • Moritzia
  • Saccellium
  • Borago
  • Gyrocaryum
  • Myosotidium
  • Schmidelia
  • Bothriospermum
  • Hackelia
  • Myosotis
  • Setulocarya
  • Bourreria
  • Harpagonella
  • Myriopus
  • Sinojohnstonia
  • Brachybotrys
  • Heliotropium
  • Nama
  • Solenanthus
  • Brandella
  • Hesperochiron
  • Neatostema
  • Stenosolenium
  • Brunnera
  • Heterocaryum
  • Nemophila
  • Symphytum
  • Buglossoides
  • Hilsenbergia
  • Nesocaryum
  • Thaumatocaryon
  • Caccinia
  • Hoplestigma
  • Nogalia
  • Thyrocarpus
  • Cerinthe
  • Hydrophyllum
  • Nomosa
  • Tiquilia
  • Cerinthodes
  • Ixorhea
  • Nonea
  • Tournefortia
  • Chionocharis
  • Kuschakewiczia
  • Nyctelea
  • Trichodesma
  • Choriantha
  • Lappula
  • Ogastemma
  • Trigonotis
  • Codon
  • Lasiarrhenum
  • Omphalodes
  • Turricula
  • Coldenia
  • Lasiocaryum
  • Omphalotrigonotis
  • Varronia
  • Cordia
  • Lennoa
  • Onosma
  • Vaupelia
  • Craniospermum
  • Lepechiniella
  • Onosmodium
  • Viticella
  • Crucicaryum
  • Lepidocordia
  • Oreocarya
  • Cryptantha
  • Lindelofia
  • Paracaryum
  • Cynoglossopsis
  • Lithocardium
  • Pardoglossum
  • Cynoglossum
  • Lithodora
  • Patagonica


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