Heliotropium strigosum Willd.

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Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough rd

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough rd

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, in a side road off main road to camp

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, in a side road off main road to camp

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Synonyms: Heliotropium constrictum Kaplan
Heliotropium longifolium Klotzsch
Heliotropium pygmaeum Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or sometimes perennial herb, 15-35 cm high. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, with appressed stiff hairs on both surfaces; margin entire, often rolled under. Flowers in multiple elongating inflorescences, white, usually yellow-orange inside the corolla tube; corolla lobes broadly triangular to slightly rounded. Fruits almost round, up to 1.5 × 2.2 mm, densely covered in whitish appressed hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: strigosum: strigose or with stiff appressed hairs, referring to the leaf surface.
Habitat: In often denuded sandy soils in open woodland, grassland and along road sides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, Egypt, Arabia, tropical Asia and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 May 2008
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 355. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 85 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.


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West African Plants database: Heliotropium strigosum


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 strigosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148410, retrieved 3 December 2016

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