Euploca strigosa (Willd.) Diane & Hilger, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 125:49. 2003 (syn. (≡) Heliotropium strigosum Willd. (basionym));
Hindi: Chitiphul; Mar: Sanjuvanchivel, Sitachekes; Punjab: Kharai, Tindu, Gorakh pamo; Rajasthan: Choti santri; Konkan: Sanjuvanchivel; 


ID plz_301110_RKC_03:
Place: On way to Ponta Sahib, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Date: August, 2010.


Boraginaceae week: Heliotropium strigosum for validation:

This one was shot from a canal bank in Karnal, and again from Tau Devilal Herbal Park, Yamunanagar (Haryana) on different occasions. Was posted earlier, id could not be concluded.
Very small, prostrate herb, leaves oblong-lanceolate, hairy, flowers very small, white.. fruit could not be seen.
I hope this should be Heliotropium strigosum.
Request to validate/rectify the identification….

very nice pictures and depiction of the flowers and leaves of this tinies of the heliotropium
do you have a picture of it as you first spotted it on the ground… before you picked up to take pics?

I fear I could not do that……no habit pics..

Yes agree with Heliotropium strigosum

plant habit is decumbent or erect ?
leaves characters supports to Heliotropium strigosum

…..this was a decumbent almost spreading herb….



For ID 100713GK : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 6 authors.

Kindly help in identification
Herb in wasteland.  Solapur
Pictures taken on 2July13, 7.15AM.

I think some Heliotropium sp…

Please check Heliotropium strigosum

Yes it looks like Heliotropium strigosum Willd.

It is Heliotropium strigosum.

Heliotropium strigosum for confirmation SMP Jun 02 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Observed this small herb few cm in height. Flower size few mm.

Is it Heliotropium strigosum?

Heliotropium strigosum Willd. features (Ref. Prain; Haines) –

  • 1 to 2 inch long spike
  • spikes not conspicuously bracteate in upper part (or with narrow small bracts)
  • linear to linear-lanceolate leaves, over 0.5 inch long
  • should be similar to efi thread
There is one H. strigosum var. brevifolia
( ?), featuring leaves under 0.5 inch long (ref. BP / Prain, FBI). This species maybe same, as per efi thread

this is Heliotropium strigosum.


Herb for Id-Karnal:
This small herb was shot from a canal bank in District Karnal, looks like a Boraginaceae member. Identification please….

I hope Convolvulus prostratus

May species of Heliotropium ???

I also thought of some Heliotropium sp. but not much aware of similar sp.

This is Heliotropium for sure..may be H. strigosum..

i agree with …, it is Heliotropium for sure.

I think matches with images at Euploca strigosa


Hooghly – Heliotropium strigosum Willd. ? : Attachments (9). 3 posts by 2 authors.
This one recorded on 3-Sept-2013, in front of our school, certainly came with those sands and laterites that gave me many cyperaceae.
If it is Heliotropium strigosum, it is surely not var. brevifolia (as per Bengal Plants).

efi page on Euploca strigosa ((≡) Heliotropium strigosum Willd.)

I think matches with images at Euploca strigosa

Keesaraguda, near Hyderabad, AP on 21/6/09; on Vetal Tekdi Pune- Monsoon’08; reserve forest (Nanmangalam) in Chennai– Nov.’09?;

Star White wildflower – efloraofindia | Google Groups
White Coloured Flowers – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Heliotropium supinum? – indiantreepix | Google Groups


TQ-Jodhpur-02 Unid : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)
A small wild herb found in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Flowering in December.
Please identify.

Heliotropium …, check with local floras for sp.,

Looks more like Suaeda fruiticosa

Thanks …,
Suaeda fruiticosa does look similar in appearance. However, I can see important differences. The leaves of my plant don’t look succulent. Also, they are quite hairy. Compare the attached composite image. Left one is my plant, and the right one is Suaeda fruiticosa from Flora of Israel Online website.
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I have placed my observations of same under Heliotropium supinum…!!

That’s it …! That’s my plant. Thanks for the identification!

I think I said it too soon. Some images at Digital Flora of Karnataka agree with my plant:
However, the leaves of many other images on the web do not agree well. Could that be variability of the species?

I think my plant agrees best with Euploca strigosa.
Heliotropium strigosum subsp. brevifolium is a synonym.

Yes, Euploca strigosa and H. supinum are sometimes confusing..
I hope we can go with Euploca strigosa

090120 SD10 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Please assist with plant ID.
Location: Neemrana, Rajasthan
Found in the wild.
Elevation: 1033 metres

Again a Heliotropium sp.

Pl. check comparative images at–-l/b/boraginaceae/heliotropium


Requesting species ID: Heliotropium 1 (Moyar area, Dry thorn forests, Nigiris: 2 high res. image.
These are from dry thorn forests near Moyar.
Heliotropium species. Please give me the species ID , if possible.

Euploca bracteata (R.Br.) M.W.Frohl. & M.W.Chase ??

Heliotropium bracteatum

New name Euploca bracteata (R. Br.) M. W. Frohl. & M. W. Chase !

I think this is Euploca strigosa (Willd.) Diane & Hilger as per images and details herein.
Looks different from images of Heliotropium bracteatum as per FOIthe only GBIF specimen from India and IBP


id request Boraginaceae: 4 high res. images.
Please check the attached images, it seems some member of Boraginaceae.
Captured Srinagar Uttarakhand
540m approx.

Euploca strigosa (Willd.) Diane & Hilger


Euploca strigosa (Willd.) Diane & Hilger: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Altitude: 305m.
Date: 28 August 2021
Habit : Wild


Id from kutch: 1 high res. images.
location kutch

date 7/10/2022

Euploca strigosa (Willd.) Diane & Hilger

Yes, appears close as per images at



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