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Genus Nicandra Family Solanaceae

Description: Summer-growing annual herbs, glabrous or sparsely hairy with non-glandular hairs.

Leaves alternate, simple, margins entire or irregularly toothed, petiolate.

Flowers solitary, in leaf axils, bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx 5-lobed; lobes ovate, sagittate at base, persistent in fruit. Corolla broad-campanulate, pale blue to mauve; limb shallowly 5-lobed. Stamens 5, equal, inserted near base of corolla tube; anthers 2-locular, dorsifixed by longitudinal slits. Ovary 3–5-locular.

Fruit a dryish berry, enclosed by calyx.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 1 species, Peru. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Nicandra physalodes

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