Scientific Name:
Cynoglottis barrelieri (All.) Vural & Kit Tan, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 41 (1983)
  • Buglossum barrelieri All.
  • Anchusa barrelieri (All.) Vitman

Hispid, short-lived perennial to c. 50 cm high; hairs with bulbous base. Lower stem lvs to c. 12 × 1 cm, oblong-lanceolate, oblong-linear or linear, often canescent; base attenuate to short petiole or lamina nearly sessile; apex acute; upper lvs smaller, sessile. Panicle diffuse. Bracts < to slightly > calyx. Calyx 3–4.5 mm long at anthesis, deeply lobed, densely hairy; lobes obtuse. Corolla tube 2–4 mm long; limb 10–13 mm diam., deep blue; lobes broad-ovate or suborbicular, 2.5–4 mm long. Scales densely papillate, white. Style > calyx. Nutlets 2–3 mm long, broadly ovoid, suberect, rugose.

[From: Webb et al. (1985) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4 as Anchusa barrelieri (All.) Vitman]