Parahebe

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Parahebe' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/parahebe/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

Family

  • Scrophulariaceae

Glossary

bract
Reduced leaf often subtending flower or inflorescence.
inflorescence
Flower-bearing part of a plant; arrangement of flowers on the floral axis.
rachis
Central axis of an inflorescence cone or pinnate leaf.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Parahebe' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/parahebe/). Accessed 2019-12-12.

A small genus of dwarf shrubs and subshrubs (one species herbaceous), allied to Veronica and Hebe and mainly or perhaps wholly confined to New Zealand. They are less woody than the true hebes, but the main difference is that the capsules are laterally compressed, whereas in most hebes they are dorsally compressed (as if by pressure acting from the bract towards the inflorescence-rachis). There is also a difference of chromosome number. The genus is nearer to Veronica than is Hebe, and the resemblance is particularly marked in the species described here, with their speedwell-like flowers.

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