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Short description: Genus of flowering plants

Cyananthus lobatus.jpg
Cyananthus lobatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Cyananthus
Wall. ex Benth.

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Cyananthus is a genus of flowering plants that consists of about 30 species of annual or mostly perennial herbs from high mountains of Central and East Asia. They are little Himalayan plants no higher than 4 in. The name comes from the Greek word for blue flowers. Leaves are usually small and simple, sometimes narrowing to base, tooth-lobed at summit. In August to September, the plants bear showy of bright purplish-blue, yellow or white, funnel to bell-shaped, 5-lobed flowers 1 in in diameter with stamens free from the corolla and hairy throat. The flowers are borne singly on stalks. They always lose the aerial parts during the coldest months, and as spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce.


  • Cyananthus chungtienensis
  • Cyananthus cordifolius
  • Cyananthus cronquistii
  • Cyananthus delavayi
  • Cyananthus flavus
  • Cyananthus formosus
  • Cyananthus hayanus
  • Cyananthus himalaicus
  • Cyananthus hookeri
  • Cyananthus incanus syn. Cyananthus incanus var. leiocalyx, Cyananthus leiocalyx
    • C. incanus subsp. incanus
    • C. incanus subsp. orientalis
  • Cyananthus inflatus
  • Cyananthus lichiangensis
  • Cyananthus lobatus
  • Cyanantbus longiflorus
  • Cyananthus macrocalyx
  • Cyananthus microphyllus syn. Cyananthus nepalensis, Cyananthus linifolius
    • C. microphyllus subsp. williamsonii
  • Cyananthus pedunculatus syn. Cyananthus pedunculatus var. crenatus
  • Cyananthus spathifolius


Wikidata ☰ Q142982 entry