Jovellana Ruiz & Pav.

Commemorating Dr C.M. de Jovellanos (1744–1811), Peruvian botanist.

Erect or trailing herbs and subshrubs. Leaves opposite, simple, irregularly toothed. Flowers with a pronounced sac and 2 almost identical lips; summer.

Grown for the neat habit and interesting soft-coloured flowers in summer.


Similar to Calceolaria but with the 2 flower lobes more or less the same size.

6 species from New Zealand and Chile.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Calceolariaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Jovellana violacea (Cav.) G.Don