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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 130. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: March-April.
Type: Type: ‘Habitat in Americae’, Hb. Linn. 179/11 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: America, Europe, Africa, Pakistan, India and Australia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The only glabrous species in Pakistan, characterised by its fistular stems and halophytic nature. Found from sea level to 300 m.
Illustration: Heliotropium curassavicum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B, C-6 Peshawar: by Kabul River, Char Sadda rd., Bunt 570; 974 (E); Sardaryab, Sultan & Fazal 18 (PPFI-B); C-7 Jhelum: Namal lake, Sakesar, M. A. Siddiqi & Z. All 3732 (RAW); Gugrat: Daffar, Phalia, Jan. Mohd 44(RAW); Bhalwal, Coll. Ignot., 20.8.1954, s. n. (RAW); Sind: Near Theta, Norris & Rashid Ali 2081 (RAW); id., M.A. Siddiqi 2583 (RAW); id., M. Nath 16590; 27411 (RAW); Clifton, 21.134, A. H. Khan s. n. (PPFI-B); Drigh rd., Karachi, A. Rahman s.n. (RAW); Darsano-Chino, near Malir, Kazmi 4102 (M); Karachi, in sand, leaves greyish-green, M. Salim 4 (RAW); id., M. S. Jaspal 13120 (RAW); Korangi, Jafri 1452 (E).

 

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A glabrous perennial up to 45 cm tall. Stem and branches decumbent. Leaves 15-40 x 4-8 mm, glabrous, oblanceolate or-linear-lanceolate, obtuse, nerves faint. Inflorescence terminal, simple or bifurcate, 3-6 cm long, with usually uniseriate flowers. Calyx 1.5 mm long, persistent, 5-partite into ovate-lanceolate lobes. Corolla white, tube short, c. 1.7 mm long, glabrous; lobes c. 1 mm long, obtuse-undulate, ± patent. Anthers 0.7-0.8 mm long, sessile, broader at the base, attached 0.7 mm from corolla base. Stigma conical, c. 0.5 mm long, sessile, stigmatic ring prominent. Ovary and fruit glabrous. Nutlets 2 mm long, brown, back ± rugose.
 
 
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