Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Pentaglottis Tausch, Flora 12: 643 (1829)

Rhizomatous, hispid perennial.  Basal lvs with long petiole; cauline lvs with short petiole or subsessile.  Infl. a terminal or axillary bracteate cyme.  Calyx ± lobed to base.  Corolla tube short, funnelform or cylindric; limb rotate.  Scales broad-ovate, puberulent, closing mouth of tube.  Stamens included.  Style included.  Stigma capitate.  Nutlets ovoid, erect, with slightly thickened collar and an excentric, stalked attachment at base.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Pentaglottis Tausch
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.
Tausch, I.F. 1829: Flora oder allgemeine botanische Zeitung 12: 643.