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7. Buglossoides Moench, Meth. 418. 1794. I. M. Johnston in J. Arn. Arb. 38:38.1954; J. R. Edmondson in Davis, Fl. Turk. 6:316.1978.


Annuals with setosely or strigosely hairy parts. Calyx usually much enlarged in fruit. Corolla blue or shades of it. Throat hairy, scales absent. Nutlets ± pear shaped with a some-what incurved beak; surface tuberculate or rugose.

Similar to Lithospermum, but differing mainly in the annual habit, the calyx strongly accrescent in fruit, corolla with a hairy throat but no scales.

9-10 species. Temperate Europe and Asia. Represented in Pakistan by 2 species.

1 Plants weak, stem solitary or little branched. Calyx hairs whitish. Nutlets barely bigibbous   1 Buglossoides arvensis
+ Plants ± robust, stem generally branched from the base. Calyx hairs yellowish. Nutlets distinctly bigibbous   2 Buglossoides tenuiflora

Lower Taxa

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