Jovellana

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

Recommended citation
'Jovellana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/jovellana/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

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
'Jovellana' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/jovellana/). Accessed 2021-12-02.

A genus of a few species of herbs and sub-shrubs, natives of New Zealand and temperate South America, It is very closely allied to Calceolaria, but differs in its corolla, which is divided into almost equal, erect ‘lips’, with flat or only slightly inrolled margins, and thus not showing the ‘pouch’ characteristic of the true calceolarias.

The genus was named by Ruiz and Pavon in honour of C. M. de Jovellanes, a student of the flora of Peru.