Nonea Med.

Nonea is a genus of 42 species, mainly native in SW Asia. Its traditional generic limits were recently slightly changed and are now in accordance with molecular phylogenetic studies (Selvi & al. 2006). One annual species, Nonea lutea, is sometimes cultivated for ornament (Mill 2000), although it is rather unshowy and may behave as an undesirable weed.

Additional aliens: Nonea pulla (L.) DC. (E-Eur., C-As., vector unknown; see Lambinon 1995) and N. rosea (Bieb.) Link (Caucasus, seed alien).


Baytop A. (1979) Nonea. In: Davis P. H. (ed.), Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, vol. 6: 404-414. Edinburgh University Press.

Chater A.O. (1972) Nonea. In: Tutin T.G. & al. (eds.), Flora Europaea, vol. 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 102-103.

Mill R.R. (2000) Nonea. In: Cullen J. & al. (eds.), The European Garden Flora, vol. 6. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 137.

Pakravan M., Falatoury A.N. & Tavassoli A. (2009) Morphological and micromorphological studies of Nonea (Boraginaceae: tribe Boragineae) in Iran. Iran. J. Bot.

Bot. 15(1): 129-139. [available online at:]

Popov M.G. (1953) Nonea. In: Komarov V.L. (ed.), Flora SSSR, vol. 19: 237-257. Moskva & Leningrad, translated from Russian (1986), Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, India.

Selvi F., Bigazzi M., Hilger H.H. & Papini A. (2006) Molecular Phylogeny, Morphology and Taxonomic Re-Circumscription of the Generic Complex Nonea/Elizaldia/Pulmonaria/Paraskevia (Boraginaceae-Boragineae). Taxon 55(4): 907-918.

Selvi F., Papini A. & Bigazzi M. (2002) Systematics of Nonea (Boraginaceae-Boragineae): new insights from phenetic and cladistic analyses. Taxon 51(4): 719-730.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith