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by J.M.Garg (Id by Sanal Nair), Prashant Awale, Surajit Koley, Dinesh Valke, Prasad Dash, Karuna Kanta Das & Rashida Atthar (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click
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hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um — from the Greek helios (sun) and trope (turning)
IN-dih-kum or in-DEE-kum — of or from India
Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: erysipelas plant, Indian heliotrope, Indian turnsole, scorpion weed, wild clary • Bengali: হাতিসুর hatisura • Gujarati: હાથી સૂંઢરા hathi-sundhara • Hindi: हाथाजोड़ी hathajori • Kannada: ಚೆಳುಬಾಲದ ಗಿಡ chelubalada gida, ಚೆಳುಮಣಿ ಗಿಡ chelumani gida • Konkani: ajeru • Malayalam: തേക്കട thekkada • Manipuri: leihenbi • Marathi: भुरुंडी bhurundi • Nepalese: हात्ति सुंडे झार hatti sunde jhar • Oriya: hati-sand • Sanskrit: चञ्चुफल chanchuphala, श्रीहस्तीनी shrihastini, वृश्चिकली vrscikali • Tamil: தேட்கொடுக்கி tetkotukki • Telugu: నాగదంతి naga danti

Native to: Asia, or perhaps South America, distibuted throughout tropics & subtropics

It is a favorite of butterflies like Common crows for its nectar.

The only use I know of in regular herbal medicine in India is for leaf juice in conjunctivitis. but wiki lists other uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliotropium_indicum 
Tribals have been reported to be widely used as anti-abortificent in women with habitual miscarriages, to treat anemia of pregnancy, skin disorders such as ring worm or bites and I have seen urban poor use the leaf juice on swelling from insect bites.   
 

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on 16/3/08 at Jayanti, Duars, West Bengal; at Shankarpur, Dist. Midnapore, West Bengal- 26/6/07?; On 13/7/08 at Chaul, Alibag; Sonepat, Haryana, 14 May 09; 23rd June, 09- Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Mumbai; On 5/7/09 around Pocharam Lake, Distt. Medak, AP; 31st March/ 10:30AM: Chennai; 12-06-2010/10:20AM: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai; at Tungareshwar WLS- June’10; Yeoor Jungle; at Yeoor part of the national park in Mumbai during the last week of June ’10; Murguma, Purulia, WBengal;

 

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Glassy Tiger (Parantica aglea)- Plant for Id 050408JM1 – indiantreepix | Google Groups HELIOTROPIUM INDICUM L. – indiantreepix | Google Groups Bhurundi – indiantreepix | Google Groups
 

 

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FROM THE NATURE: At this time of the year, one can see lots of Heliotropium indicum at Cooch Behar. Number species of butterflies visits these flowers. I have recorded 12 butterfly species on this flower. I am attaching an image of Blue Tiger butterfly on Heliotropium indicum. I have documented Blue tiger butterfly on 19 different types flowers, Heliotropium indicum is one of them. The second image is of Heliconia, one can see natural symmetry in it. 


 

 

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Heliotropium indicum :: 13/03/12 :: Hooghly (WB) SK:

Attaching images of Heliotropium indicum L. that i photographed today. I think some leaves of this plant are infested with some kind of fungus.

Species : Heliotropium indicum L.

Bengali name : HATISUR

Habit : herb

Habitat : wild, roadside

Date : 13/03/12, 12.54 p.m.

Place : Hooghly, WB

ID help : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/​Heliotropium_indicum


In Marathi विन्च्वी 

a very faverate plant for the butterflies espesialy like tigers.


I have one for you, shot on 12-Oct-2009.


Beautiful pics. Tribals of Chhotanagpur call it Hathisud, owing to the inflorescence which looks like trunk of an elephant…


In fact Hathisund, Hathisoond, Hatisud etc. are Hindi names of this species. And these names are common throughout India. 

The Tribal Healers of Chhotanagpur recognize this species by six different names and all these names are based on its medicinal properties and uses. Bade Bukhar Jadi is one of these names as Heliotropium is added as important ingredient in Indigenous Herbal Medicines used for Fever management. 
In year 2002 I mentioned local name of Cassia fistula as Bendra Lauthi or Bandar Lathi in Botanical.com. At that time Google was showing only my articles for “Bandar Lathi.” Today from Assam to Gujarat and North to South everyone is writing that Bandar Lathi is its Assamese name, Bandar Lathi is its Tamil Name, Bandar Lathi is its Bengali name. Bandar i.e. Monkey is known by different names in different languages then how Bandar Lathi is local name in every state of India? 
It surprises me a lot.  


A Big Thank You. I also heard that it has medicinal properties. But i do not know what.
As for C. fistula, in my childhood, in 1970-80 we called it Bandar-Lathi. Both of langoor & ape were Bandar to us. However, much later i came to know the other Bengali names like ‘Amaltas’, ‘Sonajhora’ for the Bandar-Lathi.


Thanks for your message. Bandar is Bendra in Chhattisgarhi. Bandar Lathi is mentioned by Dr. Jain in papers related to surveys in Central India. 

Last month I was in National Seminar where a researcher from Tamil Nadu used this name as local name of Cassia fistula. I objected because Monkey is not known as Bandar in Tamil. Later when he showed the full paper I found my botanical.com article was quoted in that. 

There are thousands of local names of herbs exist in rural and forest areas but instead of documenting it we are repeating the names already mentioned by early workers. 
Local names of herbs tell much
http://ecoport.org/ep?​SearchType=reference&​ReferenceID=556792


Thank you Sir for the link. I downloaded the e-book.

Attaching two from my collection that i downloaded in Nov-Dec, last year. But, it can not be uploaded to the group because of its size.


 

 

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Boraginaceae Week: Heliotropium indicum Pune:  Heliotropium indicum
A nectar plant for many butterflies….


typical rocky/nonfertile areas of its habitat


Boraginaceae Week :: : Heliotropium indicum at CBD Belapur Hills:   Bot. name: Heliotropium indicum
Family: Boraginaceae
Common name:
Indian turnsole, Hatishura
Date/Time: 12-06-2010/10:20AM
Location: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb.


very nice study of the nectar seekers/pollinators


 

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Boraginaceae Week :: UD002 Heliotropium indicum Herbal medicine: Family: Boraginaceae, Genus: Heliotropium

Species: Heliotropium indicum
Indian turnsole, hathisura
The only use I know of in regular herbal medicine in India is for leaf juice in conjunctivitis, but wiki lists other uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heliotropium_indicum 
Tribals have been reported to be widely used as anti-abortificent in women with habitual miscarriages, to treat anemia of pregnancy , skin disorders such as ring worm or bites and I have seen urban poor use the leaf juice on swelling from insect bites.
The pictures I present are from the Tollygunj Club, where there is an effort underway to transplant “weeds” to demonstration gardens… to educate folks… I found I think beginning of the fruits/seedpods (the third pic) …
Would like to hear from botanists if they look like seedpods?


these are complementary, recorded today.


 

 

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Boraginaceae Week :: NJ1 Heliotropium indicum:  Heliotropium indicum from dapoli


 

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hee-lee-oh-TROH-pee-um — from the Greek helios (sun) and trope (turning)
IN-dih-kum or in-DEE-kum — of or from India
Dave’s Botanary
Mar 20, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
commonly known as: erysipelas plant, Indian heliotrope, Indian turnsole, scorpion weed, wild clary • Bengali: হাতিসুর hatisura • Gujarati: હાથી સૂંઢરા hathi-sundhara • Hindi: हाथाजोड़ी hathajori • Kannada: ಚೆಳುಬಾಲದ ಗಿಡ chelubalada gida, ಚೆಳುಮಣಿ ಗಿಡ chelumani gida • Konkani: ajeru • Malayalam: തേക്കട thekkada • Manipuri: leihenbi • Marathi: भुरुंडी bhurundi • Nepalese: हात्ति सुंडे झार hatti sunde jhar • Oriya: hati-sand • Sanskrit: चञ्चुफल chanchuphala, श्रीहस्तीनी shrihastini, वृश्चिकली vrscikali • Tamil: தேட்கொடுக்கி tetkotukki • Telugu: నాగదంతి naga danti
Native to: Asia, or perhaps South America, distibuted throughout tropics & subtropics
References: Flowers of IndiaMissouri PlantsNPGS / GRINPIEReFloraFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Mar 20, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
Feb 15, 2009 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai
… more views on flickr.

 

 

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Boraginaceae Week : Heliotropium indicum L. (Hooghly): 

This is the only Boraginaceae member that i knew till May, this year.
Species : Heliotropium indicum L.
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, roadside, thicket
Date : 2/6/12, 9.03 a.m.
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly), WB
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Heliotropium indicum: Heliotropium indicum, of family Boraginaceae

my place in alibaug


Beautiful flower. It is a favorite of butterflies like Common crows for its nectar.


 

 

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171211 BRS 272:  Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Location: NBNP Anaikatti, Coimbatore
Date: 16.12.2011
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb

Looks like one of the Heliotropium species.


Heliotropium indicum I suppose


 

 

Req. Plant for ID: Road side plant. Photographed at Hyderabad in the month of May 2012.


Heliotropium indicum


reported to be good for eye … juice of leaves… in inflammation…
dont try it at home though needs advice from a good herbal medicine doctor..


 

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FROM THE NATURE: Attaching two images. One is on symbiosis between Danus genutia (Common Tiger) and Heliotropium indicum. Other one is of Indian Arrowroot. You may like these.



FROM THE NATURE: At this time of the year,one can see lots of Heliotropium indicum at Cooch Behar. Number species of butterflies visits these flowers. I have recorded 12 butterfly species on this flower. I am attaching an image of Blue Tiger butterfly on Heliotropium indicum. I have documented Blue tiger butterfly on 19 different types flowers, Heliotropium indicum is one of them.

The second image is of Heliconia, one can see natural symmetry in it. Wish you happiness.


 

[EfloraofIndia_160212PD02_Heliotropium indicum_Flora of Odisha]: sharing the images of Heliotropium indicum taken from Ranpur

name; Heliotropium indicum

Family: Boraginaceae
habit: Herb
habitat: Wild, near pond
Place of collection: Ranpur, Nayagarh, Odisha


Very nice pictures!

Do you have the habit pictures with leaves?


Thanks … Please find the habitat picture with leaves.


Lovely Shots … Here this plant is called as Hathisoond


Your skill changed the look of a weed


Many thanks … for liking. Yes this is a very important plant for the tribal in terms of medicinal uses


Wow what a beautiful picture!!! actually you made flowers look more beautiful …


 

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18022013 BRS 457: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: chennai
Date: 12.02.2013
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb


Indian heliotropeHeliotropium indicum (family: Boraginaceae).


Yes it is Heliotropium indicum


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 354 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.
Attaching an image of a Glassy Tiger butterfly on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum.


 

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Heliotropium indicum L. from Kamrup district, Assam :  Attachments (5).  1 post by 1 author.
Attached images are Heliotropium indicum L. collected from Kamrup district, Assam
Date :30.04.2013
Location: Kamrup district
Family : Boraginaceae
Genus & species : Heliotropium indicum L.
Habitat: Grows wild on waste places
Habit : Herb
Flower : White


 

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Yeoor hills visit report May 15/2013 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Visited yeoor hills Part of Sanjay gandhi national park, Mumbai, Maharashtra on May 15/2013 
Indian Heliotrope
Botanical name: Heliotropium indicum Family: Boraginaceae (Forget-me-not family)


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Striped Albatross butterfly (female) on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum.


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Glassy Tiger butterfly on the flower of Heliotropium indicum (HATISURA).


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Lime Blue butterfly on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum.


 

 

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Attaching an image of a Glassy Tiger butterfly on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum. (HATI-SURA).


Very nice. hathisuda flower and the butterfly is sitting perfectly at attention. love it. I think it swings when open is blue?


 

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Attaching an image of a Plain Tiger butterfly on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum (HATI-SURA).


 

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SYMBIOSIS : 762 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching an image, where Plain Tiger and Striped Tiger are on the flowers of Heliotropium indicum.


 

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SK151CT20-2016:ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Biratnagar Nepal on 20 May 2013 at 250 ft.


Heliotropium!

Thanks, …  I think this is the most common Helitropium. indica ?


Thank you for the prompt ID.

Heliotropium indicum L. (accepted name) 

Tiaridium indicum (L.) Lehm. (synonym)
Nepali Name: Hatti Sude Jhaar हात्ती सुंडे झार / Kuro कुरो 


Yes …


 

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Heliotropium indicum L. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Siliguri, India
Date: 25 May  2017
Altitude: 400 ft.

Nepali Names : हात्तिसुँडे झार Haattisunde Jhaar  

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