Heliotropium supinum L.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Heliotropium supinum L.
  • Common name : Dwarf Heliotrope
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains and foothills of dry forests and also on fallow fields.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district, Anantapur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dharwad district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Raichur district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Nayagarh district, Cuttack district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Coimbatore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Villipuram district
  • World Distribution : Europe, North Africa, Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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 supinum. Downloaded on 16 December 2019.

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