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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.: December-January.
Type: Type: ‘Habitat Salmanticae juxta agros Monspelii’, Hb. Linn. 179/8 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: S. Europe, N. Africa, Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, India.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Found in Sind area.
Illustration: Heliotropium supinum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Sind: G-6 Nagar Parkar plains, A. R. Beg 151 (PPFI-B); Nagar Parkar-Islamkot, 3rd mile, S. I. Ali et al 4415; 4416 (KUH, RAW); between Amri-Laki, Rech. f. 28680 (K); Budhesar, Nagarparker, M. Qaiser et al 4080 (KUH); Hyderabad: Jacobs tank, 1.1.1956, S. Qadri s. n. (KUH); Malir Station, S. M. A. Zaidi 34 (KUH); Rohri-Ghotaki, R.A. Yousuf 60 (KUH); Karachi-Dadu, J. Lamond 833 (E).

 

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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.
 
 
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