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Pakistan | Family List | Boraginaceae | Heliotropium

1. Heliotropium supinum L., Sp. Pl. 130. 1753. DC., Prodr. 9:533.1845; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:127.1875; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:149.1883; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. Reprint ed. 2, 2:275.1908; Riedl in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 48:52.1967; Kazmi, l.c. 179; Bhandari, Fl. Ind. Desert. 237.1978.


Prostrate branched annual. Branches brown-tomentose with dense appressed hairs up to 1 mm long. Leaves petiolate, greyish white with dense hairs; petiole up to 15 mm long. Lamina 10-20 x 5-12 mm, ovate to obovate or elliptic, cuneate to ± oblique, entire-undulate, obtuse, nerves impressed on upper surface. Inflorescence lateral and terminal, 2-7 cm long; flowers uniseriate. Calyx deciduous, ± 2.5 mm long, up to 5 mm in fruit, ¼th partite into ± obtuse lobes, densely hairy. Corolla tube 34 mm long, retroresely hairy to the outside, glabrous within lobes oblong, shallow, erect. Anthem c. 1 mm long, narrowed towards the apex, attached c. 1.5 mm from the corolla base. Stigma c. 0.6 mm long, conical; stigmatic ring prominent. Style ± stigma length, with few retrorse hairs. Ovary glabrous. Fruit globose, enclosed in the persistent calyx. Nutlets c. 2.5 mm long, ovoid in outline, glabrous, back rugulose and minutely tubercied.

Fl. Per.: December-January.

Type: ‘Habitat Salmanticae juxta agros Monspelii’, Hb. Linn. 179/8 (LINN).

Distribution: S. Europe, N. Africa, Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, India.

Found in Sind area.


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