Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Hyoscyamus L., Sp. Pl. 179 (1753)

Unarmed annual, biennial and perennial herbs, ± hairy, often viscid.  Lvs alternate, simple, entire to pinnatisect, sessile or petiolate.  Fls in bracteate spikes or racemes.  Calyx campanulate proximally, tubular distally, strongly veined, accrescent;  teeth 5, regular, becoming spiny at fruiting. Corolla ± broad-funnelform, dingy purple, yellowish or whitish;  lobes 5, patent, emarginate to obtuse, sometimes somewhat zygomorphic.  Stamens 5, inserted at base of corolla, usually slightly exserted.  Stigma capitate. Capsule circumscissile, enclosed in swollen campanulate 1/2 of calyx.  Seeds numerous, small.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Hyoscyamus 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.