Heliotropium subulatum (Hochst. ex A.DC.) Vatke

First published in Linnaea 43: 316 (1882)
This name is a synonym of Heliotropium zeylanicum

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Launert, E. & Pope, G.V. (eds.) (1990). Flora Zambesiaca 7(4): 1-114. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India. Nelumbo 54: 39-91. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Miller, J.S. & al. (2021). Flora of Madagascar and the Comoro Islands : Boraginales, Olacaceae and allies, Apiaceae. Collection: Faune et Flore Tropicales: 1-448. Publications scientifiques du Muséum, Paris; IRD, Marseille. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Boraginaceae: 1-124. [Cited as Heliotropium zeylanicum.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Ali, S.I. & Nasir, Y.J. (1989). Flora of West Pakistan 191: 1-200. [Cited as Heliotropium subulatum.]
  • Berhaut, J. (1974). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 2: 1-695. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar. [Cited as Heliotropium subulatum.]
  • Tiwari, A.P., Khanna, K.K. & Dubey, P.C. (2019). Eleven angiosperms new for Madhaya Pradesh. Indian Forester 145: 81-91. [Cited as Heliotropium subulatum.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Duthie in Fl. Gangetic Plain 2: 91 (1917).
  • in Linnaea 43: 316 (1882)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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