The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Botany picture #86: Parentucellia latifolia
Parentucellia latifolia (Orobanchaceae), Australia, 2010. This may well be the prettiest of several introduced Orobanchaceae in this country. I particularly like the dark margin around the bracts. No idea what the specific epithet refers to though; the leaves aren't particularly wide, quite the opposite.