Heliotropium keralense Sivarajan & Manilal

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heliotropium keralense Sivarajan & Manilal
  • Vernacular name : Thelkkada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist localities in fields, open wet places, disturbed forests and along the banks of water bodies
  • Comments / notes : Occasional
  • Key identification features : An erect herb. Flowers white
  • Flower, Fruit : March-May
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district
  • Native : South India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Heliotropium keralense. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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