Greek schizo — cut, anthos — flower, referring to the deeply cut corolla lobes.
Mostly annual, occasionally biennial, glandular-hairy herbs. Leaves alternate, pinnately lobed or cut. Flower cluster terminal, sometimes branched. Calyx with 5 linear to spoon-shaped, deep lobes. Corolla irregular, 2- lipped, the petals spreading, variously coloured. Stamens 4, 2 sterile. Ovary 2-chambered. Fruit a 2-valved capsule.
Generally grown as ornamental hybrids in pots and hanging baskets and occasionally as bedding annuals; also popular in conservatories for the variously coloured clusters of butterfly flowers.
Foliage sticky; fertile stamens 2.
12 species from Chile.
Grau & Granbach (1984).
Source: (2002). Solanaceae. In: . 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.