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Genus: Heliotropium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Family: Boraginaceae

About 250 species, native to tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions, with 18 species native to southern Africa, four species naturalised, and one species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Heliotropium albiflorum

 

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium baclei

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium ciliatum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium curassavicum

 

Heliotropium giessii

 

Heliotropium hereroense

 

Heliotropium indicum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium lineare

 

Heliotropium nelsonii

 

Heliotropium oliveranum

 

Heliotropium ovalifolium

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium pectinatum

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium steudneri

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Heliotropium strigosum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Heliotropium supinum

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Heliotropium tubulosum

 

Heliotropium zeylanicum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Heliotropium amplexicaule (Blue heliotrope)

Native to South America. See Wikipedia

 

Heliotropium europaeum (European heliotrope)

Native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. See Wikipedia

 

Heliotropium indicum (Indian heliotrope)

Native to Asia.

 

Heliotropium supinum

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

Heliotropium arborescens (Garden heliotrope, Heliotrope, Cherry pie)

Native to Peru. See Wikipedia

 

 


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