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The synonymy of Lycopsis found on the taxon page is not accepted by all authorities. Quoting Cohen (2013) "Anchusa is also resolved as non-monophyletic due to species of Anchusella Bigazzi, E.Nardi & Selvi, Cynoglottis (Gusul) Vural & Kit Tan, Hormuzakia Gusul., Lycopsis L., Phyllocara Gusul., and Gastrocotyle (except in analyses of the combined matrix) scattered among its members. The clade composed of all of these genera receives > 81% jk in analyses." All required combinations for the dismemberment of Anchusa s.l. are available.

However, quoting from Kadereit et al., (2016) section on Boraginaceae (M. Weigend) "The delimitation of Anchusa L., characterized by radially symmetrical flowers, from Lycopsis L. with curved, slightly zygomorphic flowers, has been contentious in the past. Morphological differences are small but striking, and the segregate Lycopsis is currently not generally recognized. Hilger & al. (2004) advocated the subdivision of Anchusa into several smaller genera, including the separation of Lycopsis. However, their molecular data failed to retrieve the two species of Lycopsis as monophyletic, and there was no statistical support for Anchusa excluding Lycopsis. Generic limits in Anchusa s.l. clearly require more work, and it seems more sensible at this stage to recognize a single, more widely defined genus Anchusa until much better data are available." Kadereit, et al., 2016. Which changes are needed to render all genera of the German flora monophyletic?. Willdenowia 46(1): 39-91. DOI: 10.3372/wi.46.46105. Andyboorman (talk) 18:34, 30 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Hassler (2018) shows an opinion of Anchusa s.s. Andyboorman (talk) 21:25, 1 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]