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Common name

English: Dog Violet

German: Hainveilchen

Portuguese: Bonelas, Violetas-bravas


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Violales (37)

        Family: Violaceae (7)(family description)

          Genus: Viola (6)

            Epithet: riviniana Rchb. (1)

Synonyms: Viola claudiana Sennen, Viola silvatica Fries ex Hartm.fil., Viola sylvestris Lam.

riviniana => in honor of August Quirinus Bachmann, (Latinised to Augustus Quirinus Rivinus), 17th century German botanist and anatomist

silvatica => growing in woods and forests

sylvestris => wild not cultivated, growing in woods and forests


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Viola riviniana at

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