Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Collomia Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 126 (1818)

Annual or perennial herbs, erect to prostrate. Lvs alternate, entire to pinnately dissected. Fls usually in cymes, sometimes in a dense head, sometimes solitary and axillary, sessile or pedicellate. Calyx herbaceous or occasionally with chartaceous marginal membrane below sinuses forming a projecting fold beneath each sinus at fruiting. Corolla narrow-funnelform or trumpet-shaped; tube slender; lobes spathulate to lanceolate. Stamens equally or unequally inserted on corolla throat, exserted or included. Style exserted or included. Capsule ellipsoid or obovoid, 2-locular, 2-lobed. Seeds 1–2 in each loculus, oblong, ± mucilaginous when wet.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Collomia Nutt.
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.
Nuttall, T. 1818: The Genera of North American Plants. Vol. 1. Philadelphia.