Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Borago L., Sp. Pl. 137-138 (1753)

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, hispid.  Infl. paniculate;  cymes lax, bracteate.  Calyx lobed nearly to base, accrescent.  Corolla tube very short;  limb rotate or campanulate, usually blue, rarely pink or white; lobes acute;  scales emarginate, exserted.  Filaments with long appendage at apex;  anthers coherent, usually well exserted, forming a cone.  Style included.  Nutlets ± obovoid, erect, rugose, with thickened collar and strongly concave at base.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Borago L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.