Heliotropium zeylanicum (Burm. f.) Lam.

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Heliotropium zeylanicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Heliotropium zeylanicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Heliotropium zeylanicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Heliotropium zeylanicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Heliotropium zeylanicum

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

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Synonyms: Heliotropium subulatum (A.DC.) Vatke
Tournefortia subulata Hochst. ex A. DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or procumbent perennial herb, up to 80 cm, growing from a thick rootstock. Leaves subsessile, linear-lanceolate, up to c. 10 cm long with longish stiff hairs above and on the veins below, often with small orange glands on the undersurface; margin entire. Flowers in elongating inflorescences, eventually up to 25(-30) cm long, greenish or cream with long caudate-acuminate lobes. Fruits almost round, up to 2.5 mm in diameter, hairless, usually brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zeylanicum: from Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Habitat: In sandy soils on riverbanks, edges of lakes and dry open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Arabia, Pakistan and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 14 May 2008
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heliotropium zeylanicum
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Heliotropium zeylanicum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148430, retrieved 29 August 2014

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