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Family: Boraginaceae
Heliotropium filaginoides

Citation: Benth., Fl. Aust. 4:398 (1868).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Perennial, usually cushion-shaped; stems, leaves and calyx densely hoary with simple unicellular hairs; leaves narrowly lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 4-9 mm long, 1-1.5 mm wide, subsessile, the apex obtuse, the margin revolute.

Inflorescence a much reduced cyme usually consisting of 1 to few flowers each subtended by a leaf, more or less straight; calyx not accrescent; corolla white with the throat yellow, outside with simple unicellular hairs, inside with the throat slightly bearded and a longitudinal band of hairs in the middle of each lobe, salverform, the tube c. 2.5-3.5 mm long, the limb c. 4.5-5 mm diam.; anthers coherent; style c. 0.5 mm long, the stigma with the stigmatic cone pubescent and c. 0.2 mm long.

Mericarps pubescent, 4, falling at maturity.

image of FSA3_Heliotropium_fil.jpg Flowering branch, half flower and fruit.
Image source: fig. 538E in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  Flowers: July-Nov.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, EA.   N.T.; Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available


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