Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Nicandra Adans., Fam. Pl. 2, 219 (1763)

Unarmed, erect, almost glabrous annual. Lvs alternate, simple, often lobed. Fls solitary, axillary. Calyx very deeply 5-toothed, regular, becoming enlarged and scarious at fruiting, with 5 large ribs. Corolla broadly campanulate, completely actinomorphic, white and blue; lobes small. Stamens 5, included, inserted at base of corolla. Ovary 3–5-celled, but divided irregularly by the placentae; stigma capitate. Fr. a scarcely succulent berry, globose. Seeds many, lenticular, with patterned testa, of moderate size.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Nicandra Adans.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Adanson, M. 1763: Familles des Plantes. Vol. 2. Vincent, Paris.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.