Heliotropium strigosum Willd.

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Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough rd

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough rd

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, in a side road off main road to camp

Heliotropium strigosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, in a side road off main road to camp

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Synonyms: Heliotropium constrictum Kaplan
Heliotropium longifolium Klotzsch
Heliotropium pygmaeum Klotzsch
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect annual or sometimes perennial herb, 15-35 cm high. Leaves alternate, linear-lanceolate, with appressed stiff hairs on both surfaces; margin entire, often rolled under. Flowers in multiple elongating inflorescences, white, usually yellow-orange inside the corolla tube; corolla lobes broadly triangular to slightly rounded. Fruits almost round, up to 1.5 × 2.2 mm, densely covered in whitish appressed hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: strigosum: strigose or with stiff appressed hairs, referring to the leaf surface.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, Egypt, Arabia, tropical Asia and Australia.
Botswana distribution: N,SW
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 355. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 85 - 87. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 41.

Other sources of information about Heliotropium strigosum:

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Flora of Malawi: Heliotropium strigosum
Flora of Mozambique: Heliotropium strigosum
Flora of Zambia: Heliotropium strigosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heliotropium strigosum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heliotropium strigosum
African Plant Database: Heliotropium strigosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Heliotropium strigosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Heliotropium strigosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heliotropium strigosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Heliotropium strigosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heliotropium strigosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Heliotropium strigosum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Heliotropium strigosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heliotropium strigosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Heliotropium strigosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Heliotropium strigosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heliotropium strigosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heliotropium strigosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heliotropium strigosum
Tropicos: Heliotropium strigosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Heliotropium strigosum.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148410, retrieved 26 April 2017

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