Iochroma cyaneum (Lindl.) M. L. Green

Shrub to 3 m tall. Leaves lanceolate to 15 cm or more long, 8 cm wide, hairy. Flower clusters axillary or terminal, to about 20 per cluster. Flowers with tube about 3.5 cm long, dark blue-violet. [I. lanceolatum (Miers) Miers, I. tubulosum Benth.]

S America


I. grandiflora Benth. from Ecuador is occasionally sold and has slightly larger, deep violet-purple flowers in clusters of 6-8.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Iochroma cyanea)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Solanales
family       Solanaceae
genus        Iochroma Benth.