Heliotropium steudneri Vatke

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Heliotropium steudneri

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On the eastern side of the Old Esigodini Road on the corner of Chandler Road, approx 22 km south east of Bulawayo

Heliotropium steudneri

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On the eastern side of the Old Esigodini Road on the corner of Chandler Road, approx 22 km south east of Bulawayo

Heliotropium steudneri

Photo: Lene Lauritsen
On the eastern side of the Old Esigodini Road on the corner of Chandler Road, approx 22 km south east of Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Heliotropium dissimile N.E. Br. ex Baker & C.H. Wright
Heliotropium eduardii Martelli
Heliotropium nelsonii C.H. Wright
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 90 cm tall. Stems and branches densely appressed-hairy. Leaves alternate; lamina lanceolate, pubescent, with 3-5 prominent lateral veins; margin slightly revolute and sometimes undulate. Cymes in pairs, terminal. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long. Corolla entirely white or white with a yellow throat; tube 3.5-5.5 mm long, bearing forwardly-directed hairs; lobes oblong, obtuse to truncate, usually with markedly undulate margin. Fruit smooth, glabrous, obpyriform, depressed between the pairs of nutlets.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: steudneri: after Dr. Hermann Steudner (1832-1863), German physician, botanist, explorer, and plant collector who worked in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
Habitat: In open areas, such as grassland and bushland, on dry, poor, often sandy soils.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: East Africa, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 10 March 2013
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30.

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Heliotropium steudneri
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heliotropium steudneri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heliotropium steudneri
African Plant Database: Heliotropium steudneri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Heliotropium steudneri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heliotropium steudneri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Heliotropium steudneri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heliotropium steudneri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Heliotropium steudneri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Heliotropium steudneri
iNaturalist: Heliotropium steudneri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heliotropium steudneri
JSTOR Plant Science: Heliotropium steudneri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heliotropium steudneri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heliotropium steudneri
Plants of the World Online: Heliotropium steudneri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heliotropium steudneri
Tropicos: Heliotropium steudneri
Wikipedia: Heliotropium steudneri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Heliotropium steudneri.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148400, retrieved 12 August 2020

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