Heliotropium moorei Craven APNI*
Synonyms: Heliotropium sp. A sensu Harden (1992) APNI*
Description: Annual herb; erect, to 20 cm high, densely hairy with short, coarse, white hairs.
Leaves sessile, linear, 1–3 cm long, up to 0.1 cm wide, acute.
Flowers white, in bracteate cymes in the upper axils. Sepals c. 3.5 mm long, acute; petals almost as long as the tube; anthers acuminate, tips coherent. Style c. 1 mm long, stigma conical, minutely pubescent.
Mericarps 4, bristly, remaining within the calyx.
Flowering: Autumn to Spring.
Distribution and occurrence: NW N.S.W.
Grows in sand or sandy loam, in eucalypt or Acacia communities.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Craven, L. (1996). Aust. Syst. Bot. 9 (4)
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