African Plant Database

Heliotropium ovalifolium Forssk.
Family : Boraginaceae
Family (APGIII) :
Protologue : Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 38 (1775)
Information on the genus : Heliotropium
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euploca ovalifolia (Forssk.) Diane & Hilger
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euploca ovalifolia (Forssk.) Diane & Hilger
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Euploca ovalifolia (Forssk.) Diane & Hilger
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Euploca ovalifolia (Forssk.) Diane & Hilger (2003)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Heliotropium phyllosepalum Baker (1894)
=Heliotropium apiculatum E. Mey. ex DC. (1845)
=*Heliotropium leucophyllum Lepr.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual, occ. perennial-Herb Ht up to 0.6 m. Alt 5 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 53 (1985).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Africa Boraginaceae: 75-76 (1991)

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BERHAUT, J. (1967). Flore du Sénégal (éd. 2).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1979). Flora of Libya. 68: 57
  • Med-Checklist 1: 90 (1984).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 212
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 277 (2000).
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Record n°77230 modified 2007-04-26
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