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4. Heliotropium rariflorum Stocks in Hook. J. Bot. 4:174. 1852. Boiss., Fl. Or. 4:144.1875; Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:152.1883; Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. Reprint ed. 2,2:276.1967; Jafri, Fl. Kar. 279.1966; Kazmi, l.c. 151.


Perennial 30 cm or more tall. Branches many, erect-spreading, greenish white to greyish-green, appressedly hairy. Leaves 15-25 x 2.5-4 mm, linear-lanceolate, appressedly hairy on the surfaces. Inflorescence a terminal axillary slender spike, 30-40 cm tall. Bracts (if present), lanceolate, 2-4 mm long, impressed hairy. Calyx 5-partite; lobes 13-1.8 mm long, lanceolate, hairy. Corolla 1.5-2.4 mm long, sparsely hairy without and internally pilose below the stamens; lobes obtuse. Anthers 0.5 mm, ovate. Stigma capitate.

Fl. Per.: April-July.

Type: ‘Jemadar-ka-landa’, Karachi, Stocks 492 (K).

Distribution: E. & S. E. Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India.


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