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Taxon: Heliotropium indicum L.

 
Genus: Heliotropium
Family: Heliotropiaceae
Nomen number: 18825
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:130. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 02-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Indian heliotrope  (Source: AH 505) - English
  • turnsole  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • herbe à verrues  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • herbe papillon  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • monte au ciel  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • fedegoso  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • aguará  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • borragem-brava  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-São-Fiacre  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • alacrancillo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Spanish
  • indisk heliotrop  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • da wei yao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):294. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; F ChinaEng)
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: British Indian Ocean Terr, [Diego Garcia] Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Nepal
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida (w.), Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, United States [Guam, Northern Mariana Islands]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: New Caledonia

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, [Galápagos] Ecuador [Galápagos]


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Check other web resources for Heliotropium indicum L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=18825. Accessed 18 February 2020.