Lobostemon ferocissimus DC.

Prickly Viper's Bugloss (Bot. Repos.)


Family: Boraginaceae

Genus: Lobostemon

Description: 

From Bot. Repos. (Echium ferocissimum) Although there are few species of this genus, but are rough, or hairy; yet this by far exceeds any of them, or almost any other plant not actually spiny, for its extreme coarseness to the touch; nevertheless it is a very handsome shewy greenhouse plant, growing to the height of two feet...

History: 

Published in Prodromus (A. P. de Candolle) 10: 7 in 1846.

Synonym Echium ferocissimum Andrews.

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From Bot. Repos. (Echium ferocissimum) It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and was introduced by Messrs. Lee and Kennedy in 1794...

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