Taxon: Euploca ovalifolia (Forssk.) Diane & Hilger

Genus: Euploca
Family: Heliotropiaceae
Nomen number: 464803
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 125:48. 2012
Name Verified on: 31-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • heliotrópio  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):295. 1999, as Heliotropium ovalifolium)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed, as Heliotropium ovalifolium)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Eastern Cape, - Northern Cape, - Western Cape, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga, - North West; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Mali; Nigeria; Senegal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan
    • Indo-China: Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Lesser Sunda Islands
    • Papuasia: Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Western Australia, - Northern Territory

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia


  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Hilger, H. H. & N. Diane 2003. A systematic analysis of Heliotropiaceae (Boraginales) based on trnL and ITS1 sequence data Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 125:19-51.


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