Digitalis L.
  • Sp. Pl. 2: 621. 1753. (1 May 1753)
  • Foxgloves


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Digitalis L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000011699. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2021'

General Information

Perennial herbs or rarely shrubs, sometimes scapose. Leaves alternate, simple, mostly crenate or dentate, apparently petiolate. Inflorescences terminal racemes, sometimes secund; pedicels basally bracteate. Flowers showy, calyx divided to the base, the 5 lobes alike; corolla yellowish, purplish, often spotted, conspicuously exserted, zygomorphic, campanulate, mostly pubescent; stamens 4, alike, the anthers with 2 similar thecae; style slender, elongate, the stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ovoid to conical, septicidal.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    "Cal 5-parted nearly to the base, the segments unequal; cor irregular, tubular to campanulate, 5-lobed; stamens 4, the pollen-sacs divergent; style elongate; stigmas 2, distinct; fr ovoid to globose, primarily septicidal; tall biennial or perennial herbs with alternate lvs and medium-sized to large fls in long, terminal, usually secund racemes. 20, Europe and Mediterranean region."

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    Habit

    herbs or rarely shrubs

  • Provided by: [B].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    Digitalis is a genus of about 30 species of Europe and Asia. Several species are cultivated in other countries for ornament, and the species treated here is naturalized in many countries of the New World.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Foxgloves

     Information From

    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    New York Botanical Garden
    Descriptions of plants should be attributed to the full citation for each individual article, chapter or book that is the source for each record, which should include the authors of original publication.
    • C Content licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
    Plantaginaceae
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).