Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Cerinthe L., Sp. Pl. 136-137 (1753)

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, glabrous or nearly so but lvs often tuberculate above, usually glaucous.  Fls in terminal, bracteate, scorpioid cymes.  Calyx deeply 5-lobed, irregular, accrescent.  Corolla ± tubular, generally bicoloured, less commonly wholly yellow;  lobes 5, erect or recurved, < tube;  throat lacking scales or hairs.  Stamens 5, inserted at  c. middle of tube;  anthers with basal tail, included or slightly exserted.  Style exserted.  Nutlets 2 (really 2 fused pairs).

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Cerinthe L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
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Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Selvi, F.; Cecchi, L.; Coppi, A. 2009: Phylogeny, karyotype evolution and taxonomy of Cerinthe L. (Boraginaceae). Taxon 58(4): 1307–1325.