Heliotropium baclei DC. & A. DC.
var. rostratum I.M. Johnst.

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Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi River, Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Heliotropium katangense Gürke ex De Wild.
Heliotropium marifolium sensu Baker & Wright non Retz
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Decumbent perennial herb. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate-obovate with rough hairs on both surfaces. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, bright yellow. Fruit small, ovoid with a terminal beak.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: baclei: named after César Hippolyte Bacle (1794-1838), French naturalist and plant collector in tropical Africa and South America.
rostratum: beaked, referring to the fruit.
Habitat: In muddy and sandy soils on riverbanks, streamsides and seasonally flooded places.
Altitude range: (metres) 800 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mali, CAR, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 11 February 2016
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 83 - 85.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 36.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 44. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 40.


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West African Plants database: Heliotropium baclei


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148330, retrieved 3 December 2016

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