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Tournefortia bojeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: (unplaced)
Family: Boraginaceae
Subfamily: Heliotropioideae
Genus: Tournefortia
Type species
Tournefortia hirsutissima

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]


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


  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, (French) Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle, p. 12, p. 12, at Google Books, L. Curmer, 1854
  5. ^ "Tournefortia". The Plant List. Retrieved 13 October 2016.