Heliotropium curassavicum

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Heliotropium curassavicum


Annual, prostrate to ascending, more or less succulent herb. Leaves shortly stalked to sessile, oblong, spathulate, lanceolate to linear, glaucous, 1-5 by 0.3-1 cm, glabrous. Stamens: anthers subsessile, sagittate, mucronate at apex. Fruit breaking up into 4 nutlets; nutlets 1.6-1.8 mm long, wedge-shaped, smooth at first, later sometimes rugulose, glabrous.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), from Patagonia to the United States and the West Indies, near Bogor present
A native of the Americas from from Patagonia to the United States and the West Indies; Malesia: occassionally occurring as a weed in widely different places such as Java (near Bogor) and the Philippines.


C.B.Rob. - in Philipp. J. Sc., Bot. 1909: 695
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1965: 461