Mallee blue-flower Halgania cyanea, photographed by Judy.

Belongs within: Boraginaceae.

The Ehretioideae are a group of mostly tropical trees and shrubs with flowers bearing a cleft style bearing two stigmas, and fruit a drupe divided between two (two-seeded) or four (one-seeded) pyrenes. Members include Ehretia, a pantropical genus with white or yellow tubular or bell-shaped flowers.

    |--Saccellium lanceolatum LC02
    |--Coldenia BR65
    |    |--C. greggi BTA75
    |    `--C. procumbens BR65
    |--Halgania BR65
    |    |--H. andromedifolia G04
    |    |--H. corymbosa BR65
    |    |--H. cyanea Lindley 1839 [incl. H. preissiana Lehmann 1844-1845, H. strigosa Schlechtendal 1847] BR65
    |    |--H. glabra Black 1936 BR65
    |    |--H. integerrima G04
    |    |--H. lavandulacea BR65
    |    `--H. littoralis BR65
    |--Tiquilia LC02
    |    |  i. s.: T. atacamensis P05
    |    |--T. (sect. Stegnocarpus) canescens [=Coldenia canescens] H93
    |    |    |--T. c. var. canescens H93
    |    |    `--T. c. var. pulchella H93
    |    `--T. sect. Tiquiliopsis H93
    |         |--T. nuttallii [=Coldenia nuttallii] H93
    |         |--T. palmeri [=Coldenia palmeri] H93
    |         `--T. plicata [=Coldenia plicata] H93
    `--Ehretia LC02
         |--E. acuminata BB07
         |--E. cymosa LC02
         |--‘Davisella’ ehretioides Reid & Chandler 1933 CBH93
         |--E. laevis KJ05
         |--E. namibiensis CV06
         |    |--E. n. ssp. namibiensis CV06
         |    `--E. n. ssp. kaokoensis CV06
         |--E. saligna VT13
         `--E. tinifolia F11

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BB07] Baishya, A. K., & P. J. Bora. 2007. Cross community ethno-medico botany of Dibru-Saikhowa Biosphere Reserve, Assam. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 49: 121–154.

[BTA75] Baker, E. W., D. M. Tuttle & M. J. Abbatiello. 1975. The false spider mites of northwestern and north central Mexico (Acarina: Tenuipalpidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 194: 1–23.

[BR65] Black, J. M., & E. L. Robertson. 1965. Flora of South Australia. Part IV. Oleaceae–Compositae. W. L. Hawes, Government Printer: Adelaide.

[CBH93] Collinson, M. E., M. C. Boulter & P. L. Holmes. 1993. Magnoliophyta (‘Angiospermae’). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 809–841. Chapman & Hall: London.

[CV06] Craven, P., & P. Vorster. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity and endemism in Namibia. Bothalia 36 (2): 175–189.

[F11] Fraga, R. M. 2011. Family Icteridae (New World blackbirds). In: Hoyo, J. del, A. Elliott & D. A. Christie (eds) Handbook of the Birds of the World vol. 16. Tanagers to New World Blackbirds pp. 684–807. Lynx Edicions: Barcelona.

[G04] Gibson, N. 2004. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Goldfields Ranges: part 7. Middle and South Ironcap, Digger Rock and Hatter Hill. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 87 (2): 49–62.

[H93] Hickman, J. C. (ed.) 1993. The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California. University of California Press: Berkeley (California).

[KJ05] Katewa, S. S., A. Jain, B. L. Chaudhary & P. Galav. 2005. Some unreported medicinal uses of plants from the tribal area of Southern Rajasthan. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47: 121–130.

[LC02] Långström, E., & M. W. Chase. 2002. Tribes of Boraginoideae (Boraginaceae) and placement of Antiphytum, Echiochilon, Ogastemma and Sericostoma: a phylogenetic analysis based on atpB plastid DNA sequence data. Plant Systematics and Evolution 234: 137–153.

[P05] Packer, L. 2005. A new species of Geodiscelis (Hymenoptera: Colletidae: Xeromelissinae) from the Atacama Desert of Chile. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 14 (1): 84–91.

[VT13] Vigilante, T., J. Toohey, A. Gorring, V. Blundell, T. Saunders, S. Mangolamara, K. George, J. Oobagooma, M. Waina, K. Morgan & K. Doohan. 2013. Island country: aboriginal connections, values and knowledge of the Western Australian Kimberley islands in the context of an island biological survey. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 145–182.

Last updated: 13 September 2019.

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