Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Lithospermum L., Sp. Pl. 132-133 (1753)

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, sometimes shrubs, hispid or with soft hairs.  Infl. short, strongly bracteate, cymose, often terminal. Calyx 5-lobed, sometimes divided to base, persistent.  Corolla cylindric, usually funnelform, rarely salverform;  tube > lobes, with 5 longitudinal folds;  lobes white, yellowish, blue or purple;  throat with bands of hairs or scales.  Stamens included.  Stigma capitate or 2-lobed. Nutlets smooth or tuberculate, shining, very hard.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Lithospermum 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.