1. Family: Boraginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Heliotropium Tourn. ex L.
      1. Heliotropium applanatum Thulin & Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to E. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Completely prostrate delicate much-branched annual, 6–25 cm. wide; stems and foliage strigose with white hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves elliptic to narrowly elliptic-oblong, 0.5–1.7 cm. long, 2–3 mm. wide, acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 0.5–1.5 cm. long, mostly short.
    Calyx
    Sepals lanceolate, 2–3.5 mm. long, 0.5–1.5 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, 2.5–3 mm. long, the tube ± 1 mm. long and limb ± 2.5–3 mm. wide.
    Style
    Style and stigma as in H. strigosum.
    Fruits
    Nutlets ovoid-segment-shaped, orange-brown turning black, 1.2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, with pits on the contiguous flat faces, with very short hairs on curved outer face.
    Habitat
    Acacia, Commiphora, Delonix bushland or open woodland on red sand; 220–420 m.
    Distribution
    K1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Heliotropium applanatum Thulin & Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thulin, M. [7605], Somalia K000418791 isotype

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Boraginac.: 119 (1991)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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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