Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Brunnera Steven, 24: 582 (1851)

Perennial, rhizomatous herbs with large lvs clothed in appressed hairs;  basal lvs long-petiolate;  cauline lvs short-petiolate to sessile. Infl. usually a terminal panicle of ebracteate cymes, more rarely reduced to a single cyme.  Calyx lobed nearly to base, accrescent.  Corolla rotate, small, blue or violet;  tube campanulate;  lobes ovate-orbicular;  scales 5, ciliate, ± closing throat.  Stamens inserted at middle of tube, included.  Style included.  Nutlets oblong-obovoid, erect, rugose or ribbed with thickened collar at base.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Brunnera Steven
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Steven, C. von 1851: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 24: 582.