Boraginaceae

Borage family (Boraginacea)

Borago officinalis

Photo of Borago officinalis L, a boraginaceae used as food and medicinal plant

The Borage family -boraginaceae- comprises about 2000 species scattered all around the world. They are mainly herbs and shrubs.

BORAGE FAMILY

Leaves (1): alternate, undivided with no stipules.
Stems (2): covered with rough hairs.
Flowers:

In cymes
Calyx (3): 5 sepals

BORAGE FAMILY

Symphytum asperrimum

Corolla (4): 5 petals, bell or funnel -shaped..
Stamens: 5 united to the corolla tube.

Ovary: superior

Style (5): 1

Fruit: Tetra-achene

Genera

The most important are the following:

ALKANNA
AMSINCKIA
ANCHUSA
ASPERUGO
BORAGO
BUGLOSOIDES
CERINTHE
CYNOGLOSSUM
ECHIUM
ELIZALDIA
HELIOTROPIUM
LAPPULA
LITHODORA
LITHOSPERMUM
MYOSOTIS
NEATOSMENA
NONEA
OMPHALODES
ONOSMA
PENTAGLOTTIS
PULMONARIA
ROCHELIA
SOLENATHUS
SYMPHYTUM

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