Heliotropium indicum L.

 
  • Family : BORAGINACEAE
    (Forget-Me-Not Or Borage Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LASORA FAMILY (लसोड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Boraginaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Heliotropium indicum L.
  • Common name : Indian Heliotrope, Indian Turnsole
  • Vernacular name :
    • Sirari, Hattasura, Hatta juri, Hatisura (Hindi)
    • Chelubaalada gida (Kannada)
    • Thael Kodukkupoondu, Vandu Nikkira chedi (Tamil)
    • Naga danti (Telugu)
    • Hatisundha, Hatisura (Oria)
    • Hasthi shundi (Sanskrit)
    • Thelkada, Therkkada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 800m, in wastelands and waysides. A ready colonizer.
  • Key identification features : Leaves alternate or opposite, ovate-deltoid, margin slightly wavy-crisped; Flowers pale violet (lilac) with a yellow throat.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : C. J. Saldanha
  • Collection Date : 27/04/1970
  • Collection Nos : 16942
  • Collection Locality : Kempuhole, Sriradi ghat
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District
    • Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri
    • Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District
    • Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga District
    • Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District
    • Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
    • Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
    • N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Heliotropium indicum. Downloaded on 26 May 2024.

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