Tournefortia

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Tournefortia
Tournefortia bojeri01.jpg
Tournefortia bojeri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Heliotropioideae
Genus: Tournefortia
L.[1]
Type species
Tournefortia hirsutissima
L.[2]

Tournefortia, commonly known as soldierbush,[3] is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae.

It was first published under the name Pittonia by Charles Plumier in 1703, in honour of Joseph Pitton de Tournefort. Later, Carl Linnaeus changed the name to Tournefortia, on the grounds that Tournefort was virtually unknown by his family name outside France.[4]

Selected species[edit]

The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[5]

Uses[edit]

Tournefortia angustifolia is added to some versions of the hallucinogenic drink ayahuasca.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournefortia L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  2. ^ "Tournefortia L.". TROPICOS. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Tournefortia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 11 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Paul-Antoine Cap (1854). Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle (in French). L. Curmer. p. 12. 
  5. ^ "Tournefortia". The Plant List. Retrieved 13 October 2016.