Echium grandiflorum Andrews


Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Echium

Description: 

From Bot. Repos.: It is rather a tender greenhouse plant, grows about two feet high, and becomes naked at the lower part of the stem; is with difficulty propagated by cuttings, seldom perfecting its seeds; thrives best in rich earth, and flowers in April and May.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 20 in 1798.

Basionym of Lobostemon grandiflorus (Andrews) Levyns (Tropicos - PlantList shows it as unresolved).

Homonyms: Echium grandiflorum Desf. 1798, Echium grandiflorum Salisb. 1796.

From Bot. Repos.: The Echium Grandiflorum is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, was sent from thence by Mr. F. Masson to the Royal Gardens at Kew, about the year 1791.


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