Mountain foxglove Ourisia macrophylla, photographed by Phil Bendle.

Belongs within: Angiospermae.

Ourisia is a genus of flowering plants found in South America, New Zealand and Tasmania, most commonly in alpine habitats.

Characters (from H. Meudt): Herbaceous or suffruticose; five fused corolla lobes, five fused calyx lobes; fruit a loculicidal capsule with numerous tiny, reticulate seeds.

    |--O. breviflora D03
    |--O. caespitosa A27
    |--O. colensoi A27
    |--O. glandulosa CA27
    |--O. lactea W91
    |--O. macrocarpa W91
    |    |--O. m. ssp. macrocarpa W91
    |    `--O. m. ssp. calycina W91
    |--O. macrophylla A27
    |--O. modesta CA27
    |--O. nana D03
    |--O. prorepens A27
    |--O. sessilifolia W91
    `--O. simpsonii W91

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A27] Andersen, J. C. 1927. Popular names of New Zealand plants. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 905-977.

[CA27] Cockayne, L., & H. H. Allan. 1927. Notes on New Zealand floristic botany, including descriptions of new species, &c. (No. 5). Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 48-72.

[D03] Dus̩n, P. 1903. The vegetation of western Patagonia. In Reports of the Princeton University Expeditions to Patagonia, 1896-1899, vol. 8 РBotany (W. B. Scott, ed.) pp. 1-34. The University: Princeton (New Jersey).

[W91] Williams, P. A. 1991. Subalpine and alpine vegetation of granite ranges in western Nelson, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 29: 317-330.

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