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*Echium Linnaeus. Viper's-bugloss, Blueweed.

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A genus of about 60 species, herbs, widespread in the Old World. The common name is pronounced ‘bew-gloss’, not ‘bug-loss’, as it refers to an ox's tongue rather than to the departure of insects.

Ref: Al-Shehbaz (1991); Barger et al. (2023); Carter, Baker, & Morris (2009); Weigend et al. (2016) In Kadereit & Bittrich (2016). Show full citations.

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