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Boraginaceae (Borages; Forget-me-nots)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Boraginaceae, the borage or forget-me-not family, includes a variety of shrubs, trees, and herbs, totaling about 2,000 species in 146 genera found worldwide. According to the APG II, the Boraginaceae belongs among the euasterid I group, including the orders Gentianales, Lamiales, and Solanales, but whether it should be assigned to one of these orders or to its own (Boraginales) is still uncertain. Under the older Cronquist system it was included in Lamiales, but it is now clear that it is no more similar to the other families in this order than they are to families in several other asterid orders. The Boraginaceae is paraphyletic with respect to Hydrophyllaceae and the latter is included in the former in the APG II system. In some recent classifications the Boraginaceae is broken up in
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Genus

Actinocarya (2)
Adelinia (1)
Aegonychon (3)
Afrotysonia (3)
Alkanna (alkanna) (66)
Amsinckia (fiddleneck) (14)   (1)
Anchusa (bugloss) (30)   (1)
Anchusella (2)
Ancistrocarya (1)
Andersonglossum (3)
Anoplocaryum (6)
Antiotrema (1)
Antiphytum (saucerflower) (11)
Arnebia (30)
Asperugo (German-madwort) (1)
Borago (borage) (5)
Bothriospermum (bothriospermum) (5)
Brachybotrys (1)
Brandellia (1)
Brunnera (brunnera) (3)
Buglossoides (buglossoides) (6)
Caccinia (6)
Cerinthe (honeywort) (7)
Chionocharis (1)
Choriantha (1)
Craniospermum (7)
Crucicaryum (1)
Cryptantha (cryptantha) (105)
Cynoglossopsis (2)
Cynoglossum (hound's tongue) (213)   (3)   (1)
Cynoglottis (2)
Cystostemon (16)
Dasynotus (whitethroat) (1)
Decalepidanthus (10)
Echiochilon (16)
Echiostachys (3)
Echium (viper's bugloss) (74)   (6)
Embadium (3)
Eremocarya (1)
Eritrichium (alpine forget-me-not) (76)
Gastrocotyle (2)
Glandora (8)   (1)
Greeneocharis (2)
Gyrocaryum (1)   (1)
Hackelia (stickseeds) (48)
Halacsya (1)
Harpagonella (grapplinghook) (2)
Hormuzakia (3)
Huynhia (2)
Iberodes (5)
Ivanjohnstonia (1)
Johnstonella (13)
Lappula (stickseed) (78)
Lasiocaryum (6)
Lepechiniella (16)
Lithodora (4)
Lithospermum (stoneseed) (77)
Lobostemon (29)
Lycopsis (2)
Maharanga (10)
Mairetis (1)
Mapuchea (1)
Melanortocarya (1)
Memoremea (1)
Mertensia (bluebells) (31)
Metaeritrichium (1)
Microcaryum (2)
Microparacaryum (2)
Microula (33)
Mimophytum (11)
Moltkia (8)
Moltkiopsis (1)
Moritzia (3)
Myosotidium (1)
Myosotis (forget-me-not) (153)   (2)
Neatostema (1)
Nesocaryum (1)
Nonea (monkswort) (49)   (1)
Ogastemma (1)
Omphalodes (navelwort) (15)
Omphalotrigonotis (2)
Oncaglossum (1)
Onosma (onosma) (249)   (3)
Oreocarya (62)
Paramoltkia (1)
Pectocarya (combseed) (12)
Pentaglottis (pentaglottis) (1)
Phyllocara (1)
Plagiobothrys (popcornflower) (69)
Podonosma (3)
Pontechium (1)
Pseudoheterocaryum (5)
Pseudomertensia (8)
Pulmonaria (lungworts) (25)
Rochelia (20)
Selkirkia (4)
Sinojohnstonia (4)
Stenosolenium (1)
Stephanocaryum (3)
Suchtelenia (1)
Symphytum (comfrey) (34)   (3)
Thaumatocaryon (1)
Thyrocarpus (2)
Trachystemon (1)
Trichodesma (39)
Trigonotis (68)

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