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Species Information
 

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Heliotropium ciliatum Kaplan
(name current July 2011)
(needs confirmation July 2011)
(Heliotropium gibbosum)

BORAGINACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Heliotropium ciliatum - Erect shrublet, thinly short-hairy throughout. Leaves almost stalkless, narrowly lance-shaped, tapering to both ends, up to 4 cm long X 5 mm wide. Inflorescence terminal, erect, not usually forked, up to 12 cm long. Flowers c 4 mm long, corolla white, c 2 mm diam. Fruit often with reduced number of seeds.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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