A monotypic genus which is closely related to Pentstemon, especially in habit. It differs, however, in the long curved corolla-tube, in the barren stamen being reduced to a scale, and in the cells of the capsule being very unequal in size. The name appears to be derived from 10 Phygelius 330 banishment or exile, perhaps from the fact of its being a solitary outlier of this affinity.

1. Ph. Capensis. - A glabrous perennial from 1 to 2. feet high with tetragonal erect simple steins, opposite ovate-lanceolate petiolate leaves, and terminal panicles of rosy-red flowers with a yellow throat. It is a native of South Africa, but not of the Cape Colony as the name would imply.