Heliotropium ovalifolium

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Heliotropium ovalifolium


Perennial herb, sometimes with woody base. Leaves: petiole 1-5 mm long; blade oblong-obovate, 10-15 by 3-4 mm, tapering gradually towards base, apex obtuse, rarely subacute, nerves indistinct, hairs on both sides white, silky, antrorse, sometimes a little patent. Inflorescence a spike-like, ebracteate cyme, flowers more or less dense, arranged in two ranks; pedicels usually less than 0.5 mm. Stamens: anthers subsessile at middle of tube.


Asia-Temperate, Asia-Tropical: India present; Vietnam (Vietnam present), Solomon Islands present, Sumba present, Timor present, Tropical Africa present
Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Vietnam, Solomon Islands; Malesia: Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumba, Timor).