Heliotropium ovalifolium Forrsk.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (FORGET-ME-NOT or BORAGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heliotropium ovalifolium Forssk.
  • Vernacular name : Nugu danti (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains and foothills, in wastelands and fallow fields
  • Flower, Fruit : February-October
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Nayagarh district, Angul district, Sambalpur district, Subarnapur district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Kendrapara district, Jharsuguda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Africa, Australia and Asia
  • World Distribution : Australia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Tropical Himalayas
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam Distric; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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 ovalifolium. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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