1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Heliotropium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Heliotropium bullockii Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herb at least 40 cm. tall but habit not known, probably straggling and perennial; stems somewhat woody at the base, with upwardly directed white adpressed hairs in no way obscuring the brown epidermis.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblanceolate, narrowly oblong or narrowly elliptic, 2–7.5 cm. long, 0.3–1.5 cm. wide, abruptly acute at the apex, narrowly cuneate into the petiole, with adpressed ± tubercle-based upwardly directed hairs on both surfaces, sometimes a little spreading on the 1.2 cm. long petioles.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences forked, each scorpioid cyme 9 cm. long, the open flowers crowded at apex but after flowers fall the immature fruits are well-spaced with internodes 0.5–1 cm. long; peduncle 6 cm. long, together with axes with similar indumentum to the stems.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes very unequal, all bristly white hairy, the largest 2.6 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, others 2.2 × 0.6, 2 × 0.5 and the smallest linear, 1.8 × 0.2 mm.; tube ± 0.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, tube ± 3 mm. long, constricted below the throat, glabrous at base outside, adpressed white-pubescent above; lobes oblong-elliptic, 1.2 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide.
    Anthers
    Anthers situated about the middle of the tube, 1.3 mm. long including narrow apical appendage.
    Ovary
    Ovary 0.5 mm. long; stigma sessile, narrowly conical, 1 mm. long, minutely papillate with a few hairs at the apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits not seen.
    Figures
    Fig.19/5, p. 71.
    Habitat
    Bare soil in hollows of mbuga; 1050 m.
    Distribution
    T4 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Heliotropium bullockii Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 75 (1991)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0