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This page has been created for people who want to learn more about plants, especially in the context of their taxonomy (Latin names, etc.). This is by no means an exhaustive list of all available Web resources for a particular genus.
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This month's genus:


Subclass: Dicotyledoneae
Superorder: Asteridae
Order: Polemoniales
Family: Nolanaceae
Number of Species: about 77
Root: ?

Plants in the Nolanaceae family are native to Chile and Peru. However, several Nolana species are grown as ornamental plants in Europe and likely in other parts of the world as well. Photographs of the flowers in this genus show a strong resemblance to those in the related Solanaceae family.

Here are a few links to images and descriptions of different Nolana species:


  1. Heywood, V.H., ed. Flowering Plants of the World. New York, Oxford University Press: 1993.

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