Heliotropium ventricosum

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Heliotropium ventricosum


Annual herb. Leaves sessile, linear-lanceolate, needlelike, 0.5-1.8 by c. 1 mm, tapering towards base, acute, with revolute margins, hairs dense, white on both sides as in stem. Stamens: anthers subsessile, ovoid, 0.5-0.6 mm long, inserted at about 2/3 of length of tube above base. Fruit breaking up into 4 nutlets; nutlets short-ovoid, covered with very short, appressed hairs in upper part.


Aru present, Asia-Tropical: New Guinea present, Australasia, Timor present
Australia; Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Timor), Moluccas (Aru), New Guinea.