1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Heliotropium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Heliotropium scotteae Rendle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Boraginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Straggly or erect herb, sometimes almost climbing, 0.9–2.5 m. tall; stems sparsely to densely spreading hairy and with adpressed pubescence.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades ovate to ovate- lanceolate, 3.5–15 cm. long, 2–10 cm. wide, acute at the apex, gradually narrowed at the base into the petiole, sometimes slightly bullate, ± velvety beneath when very young, later scabrid with ± sparse to dense tubercle-based hairs and many cystolith dots with or without minute hairs arising from them; petioles 1–2 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, 2(–3)-branched, each scorpioid cyme 3–18 cm. long; peduncle 8–24 cm. long; flowers with strong ± unpleasant odour.
    Calyx
    Calyx divided ± to base, the lobes linear-subulate, up to 6 mm. long, setulose.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube pale green or yellowish towards the base, 4–5 mm. long, slightly contracted about the middle, the upper 2/3 pubescent outside; throat yellow; limb white or greenish cream with a pale green vein extending halfway to outer edge of the lobe, yellow at junction of tube and limb; lobes ± round, obovate-oblong or subreniform, 2.5–3 mm. long, 1–2.5 mm. wide, narrowed at the base, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens with anthers ± 2 mm. long affixed at about the middle of the tube; filaments very short.
    Style
    Style green, 1.25 mm. long with a stigmatose ring at junction with stigmatic cone, the latter 1.25 mm. long, papillate and shortly 4-lobed at the apex.
    Fruits
    Nutlets brown, subovoid, 2.5 mm. long and wide, with a distinct asymmetrical groove and an indistinct one, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 16/5, p. 60; 17.
    Habitat
    Juniperus forest, forest clearings and bushland; 1500–2100 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K1 K3 K4

    Images

    Distribution

    Heliotropium scotteae Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2009 Luke, W.R.Q. [11726], Kenya K000614867
    Nov 14, 1988 Honore, E.J. [2759], Kenya K000239331
    Jan 16, 1987 Tweedie [3456], Kenya K000239334
    Jul 1, 1986 Copley, H. [388], Kenya K000239339
    Jul 1, 1986 Copley, H. [591], Kenya K000239340
    Jul 1, 1986 Napper, D.M. [1715], Kenya K000239328
    Jul 1, 1986 McDonald, J. [879], Kenya K000239333
    Jul 1, 1986 Mainwaring, D.C. [s.n.], Kenya K000239330
    Jul 1, 1986 Mainwaring, D.C. [2169], Kenya K000239332
    Jul 1, 1986 Hancock, A.D. [123], Kenya K000239338
    Jul 1, 1986 Gedye [6672], Kenya K000239329
    Jul 1, 1986 Sunman, W.O. [2224], Kenya K000239336
    Jul 1, 1986 Rob, E. [s.n.], Kenya K000239337
    Jul 1, 1986 Le Pelley, R.H. [3507], Kenya K000239326
    Jul 1, 1986 Hindorf [6861], Kenya K000239335
    May 2, 1986 Gilbert, M.G. [5554], Kenya K000239324
    Jul 1, 1982 Newbould, J.G.B. [3300], Kenya K000239325
    Jul 1, 1982 Nattrass, M.S. [3508], Kenya K000239321
    Jul 1, 1982 Nattrass, M.S. [3509], Kenya K000239323
    Faden, R.B. [1293], Kenya K000239320
    Boppre, M. [7], Kenya K000239322

    First published in J. Bot. 70: 161 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Kabuye & Agnew in U.KW.F.: 520 (1974).
    • Rendle in Journal of Botany 70: 161 (1932).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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