Euploca katangensis (Gürke ex De Wild.) E.L.A.N.Simons & Wieringa

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Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Euploca katangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Heliotropium baclei DC. & A. DC. var. rostratum I.M. Johnst.
Heliotropium katangense Gürke ex De Wild.
Heliotropium marifolium sensu Baker & Wright non Retz
Heliotropium nigerinum A.Chev.
Common names:
Status: Native
Decumbent perennial herb. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate-obovate with rough hairs on both surfaces. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils, bright yellow. Fruit small, ovoid with a terminal beak.
Derivation of specific name: katangensis: of Katanga in Southern DRC, where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In muddy and sandy soils on riverbanks, streamsides and seasonally flooded places.
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mali, CAR, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2018

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 30. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 83 - 85. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 36. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 44. As Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 40. Heliotropium baclei var. rostratum

Simons, E.L.A.N. & Wieringa, J.J. (2019). The Euploca baclei complex (Boraginaceae subfam. Heliotropioideae) Blumea 64 Pages 92 - 95. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Euploca katangensis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Euploca katangensis
Flora of Malawi: Euploca katangensis
Flora of Zambia: Euploca katangensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euploca katangensis

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euploca katangensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Euploca katangensis., retrieved 25 June 2024

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