Taxon: Browallia speciosa Hook.

 
Genus: Browallia
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Browallioideae
      Tribe: Browallieae
Nomen number: 7903
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 73: t. 4339. 1847
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Jan-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • amethyst-flower  (Source: Man HerbPl) - English
  • bush-violet  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • sapphire-flower  (Source: Man HerbPl) - English
  • brovália-bonita  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • praktbrowallia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Man HerbPl)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Central America: Costa Rica; Panama
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. 1960- (F Zamb)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Still, S. M. Manual of herbaceous ornamental plants, ed. 4. 1994 (Man HerbPl)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Browallia speciosa Hook. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.