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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica , pl. 38, descr. 1775. (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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.: July-August.
Type: Type: Hadie, Forsskal s.n. (C).
Distribution: Distribution: Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, India, Indo-China, Australia.
Illustration: Heliotropium ovalifolium Forssk. (Illustration)
Map Location: Sind: Jamshoro, Hyderabad, stony and calcareous hillocks, Munir Abid 13 (KUH); sine loc., Stocks 548 (K); Miani, A. H. Khan 99 (PPFI-B);


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Annual up to 40 cm tall, branched. Leaves petiolate, greyish-white with dense hairs; petiole 5-10 mm long. Lamina 10-25 x 4-13 mm, elliptic to obovate, mucronate, appressed hairy on both surfaces. Inflorescence terminal, slender, 2-13 cm long, sometimes forked, ebracteate, bearing biseriate flowers. Calyx c. 2 mm long, 5-partite into unequal lobes, setose, persistent. Corolla white, c. 3 mm long, tube cylindrical, hairy to the outside, sparsely so in the throat; lobes ovate, apiculate. Anthers 0.5-0.6 mm long, narrow, attached c. 0.5 mm from corolla base, connective produced. Stigma c. 0.4 mm long, conical, apex minutely setose. Style inconspicuous. Ovary glabrous. Fruit ovoid; nutlets 4, c. 1.5 mm long, appressed hairy.
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