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Genus: Cynoglossum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Family: Boraginaceae

About 75 species, native to temperate and subtropical regions, with 11 species native to southern Africa, one species that is naturalised in the region, and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Cynoglossum alticola


Cynoglossum amplifolium

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Cynoglossum austroafricanum


Cynoglossum coeruleum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Cynoglossum geometricum


Cynoglossum hispidum


Cynoglossum inyangense

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Cynoglossum lanceolatum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Cynoglossum obtusicalyx


Cynoglossum spelaeum


Cynoglossum wildii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Cynoglossum amabile


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Cynoglossum officinale (Hound's tongue)

Native to Europe. See Wikipedia



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