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Jovellana violacea (8425622546)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Calceolariaceae
Genus: Jovellana
Species: Jovellana violacea

Jovellana violacea (Cav.) G.Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 608 1838.

Calceolaria violacea Cav.
Fagelia violacea (Cav.) Kuntze

Native distribution areas:

Don, G. 1837–1838. A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants, comprising complete descriptions of the different orders; ...; the whole arranged according to the natural system. Vol. IV.—Corolliflorae. VIII+908 pp. J.G. and F. Rivington, et al., London. BHL Reference page.


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Vernacular names

Jovellana violacea, also known as the violet teacup flower or violet slipper flower, is a perennial species of flowering plant in the family Calceolariaceae. It is native to Chile.[4][5]


The generic epithet commemorates Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos.[6]

This species is believed to have diverged from its New Zealand counterparts approximately 4.1Mya. It then diverged from Jovellana punctata about 1.0Mya.[7]

The name "violacea" means "violet" which refers to the violet-coloured flowers of this species.[8]

This species is a semi-evergreen, upright shrub with oval, lobed leaves that occur on red stems.[4][5]

It can reach heights between 1.5 – 2.5m and 0.5 – 1m across.[4]

This plant produces pale violet, bell-shaped flowers with dark purple spots. This species flowers in summer.[4][8]

This plant can be propagated with cuttings in summer.[4]

It should be grown in loamy, well-drained, soil while under full, direct sunlight. It can be grown in both slightly acidic or alkaline soils. During the winter, it should be sheltered because even though this species is somewhat hardy, it is not tolerant of below-freezing temperatures.[4][5][8]

It is also said to grow well in conjunction with Jovellana punctata.[5]

It has gained the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society.[9]

This plant is mainly used for ornamental purposes.[9]

This species is native to the Biobío region of Chile. It is also found in New Zealand.[9][7]

There are no known adverse effects associated with toxicity from J. violacea.[9]

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