Calceolaria

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Calceolaria' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/calceolaria/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Family

  • Scrophulariaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Calceolaria' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/calceolaria/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

This S. American genus, well known by its cultivated greenhouse races, commemorates F. Calceolari, an Italian botanist who lived in the sixteenth century. The plant described in previous editions under the name C. violacea is now placed in the small related genus Jovellana, distinguished by a corolla divided into almost equal erect ‘lips’, with flat or only slightly inrolled margins, and thus not showing the ‘pouch’ characteristic of the true calceolarias.