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salpiglossis(săl'pəglŏs`əs), any plant of the genus Salpiglossis of the family Solanaceae (nightshadenightshade,
common name for the Solanaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and a few trees of warm regions, chiefly tropical America. Many are climbing or creeping types, and rank-smelling foliage is typical of many species.
..... Click the link for more information. family), herbs native to Chile and widely cultivated elsewhere as garden annuals for their richly variegated, funnel-shaped blossoms in a variety of colors. Painted tongue (S. sinuata) is the most common in gardens. The genus is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
..... Click the link for more information. , class Magnoliopsida, order Solanales, family Solanaceae.
a genus of annual or perennial herbs of the family Solanaceae. The stems are glandular-pubescent and only slightly branching. The alternate, entire leaves are sinuate or pinnatisect. The flowers are on long pedicels and in loose racemose or panicled inflorescences. The calyx is five-parted. The corolla is obliquely funnelform and has a long tubule and a limb with five broad, emarginate lobes. The fruit is a capsule.
There are about ten species, distributed in South America, mainly in Chile. The annual painted tongue (S. sinuata) is used as a border plant and for cut flowers; its varieties differ in height (50–100 cm) and in the color of the corolla—from white to red-brown and blue-violet (with darker veins).