Details of record no: 94511

Heliotropium ovalifolium Forssk.

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Record details:

Date: 09 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi, Katima Mulilo: Grassy malapa near loma.
Location code(s):
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724D1
Grid reference:
FZ Division:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Annual herb, up to 0.60 m when in flower. Stems tend to prostrate but apically always erect, green, ? terete with dense white adpressed indumentum. Leaves alternate, simple (occasionally clustered); lamina ovate to obovate, apex acute, base cuneate, margin entire, ? 40 x 10 mm, dull grey-green with dense white adpressed indumentum on both surfaces but especially abaxially, midrib abaxially prominent; petiole stout, rigid, up to 1 cm long, very densely pubescent. Flowers minute, up to 2 mm in diameter, in axillary 2-forked spikes tightly coiled but unfurling with maturity, subtended by persistent, foliaceous bracts. Petals 5, fused, creamy white. Sepals 5, free, minute, densely pubescent, persistent. Fruit: achene, globose, ? 1.5 mm in diameter, densely pubescent.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Individual record no: 94511: Heliotropium ovalifolium., retrieved 29 September 2023

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