Leaves. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM
Flowers. Copyright G. Sankowsky
Heliotropium tenuifolium R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 494. Type: ?.
Stems ascending to spreading, up to 60 cm tall. Stems densely clothed in prostrate pale hairs.
Leaf blades 3-10 x 1 mm, petioles nil or very short. Leaf blades densely clothed in prostrate pale hairs.
Inflorescence simple to three-branched. Floral bracts narrowly ovate to subulate. Calyx with fine hairs on abaxial surface with longer hairs on margins. Outermost calyx lobes 2.8-3.8 mm long. Corolla 7-10.5 mm long, outer surface with appressed hairs, inner surface with long hairs in the throat; lobes 2.5-4.5 mm long. Ovary 0.3-0.4 mm long; style1-2.1 mm long
Mericarps included in calyx.
Mericarps broadly ovate to suboblong, 0.8-1.2 X 0.6-1.1 mm, with white hairs in upper part.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ and CQ. Altitudinal range 1-500m. Grows in mixed open forest, deciduous vine thicket also in various types of grassland, wooded grassland and Eucalypt woodland.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)