Taxon: Browallia speciosa Hook.

 
Genus: Browallia
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Browallioideae
Tribe: Browallieae
Nomen number: 7903
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 73: t. 4339. 1847
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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:

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

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=7903. Accessed 18 June 2018.