Heliotropium bacciferum Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 38 1775. (syn: Heliotropium affghanum Boiss.; Heliotropium arenarium F.Müll.; Heliotropium bacciferum subsp. eu-undulatum Quézel & Santa; Heliotropium cressoides Franch.; Heliotropium nubicum Bunge; Heliotropium undulatum Kral. ex Pomel (ambiguous synonym); Heliotropium undulatum Vahl (ambiguous synonym); Heliotropium undulatum var. nubicum (Bunge) Maire);
Bahrain, Egypt (Desert Oases, Great Southwestern Desert, Nile Delta, Nile Valley, NW-coastal Egypt, SE-Egypt), Iran (S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, S-Iraq, W-Iraq: Desert), Israel (Rift Valley, S-Negev Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania), Kuwait, Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (NE-Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, Asir), Sinai peninsula (S-Sinai), United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen (Aden Desert, coastal Hadhramaut, N-Inner Yemen, Tihama), Afghanistan (Farah, Nangarhar, Paktia / Khost), Pakistan, Libya, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Chad (Tibesti, etc.), Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Somalia, Sudan, Senegal, Comoros, Madagascar, NW-India, Australia (introduced) (Western Australia (introduced), South Australia (introduced)) as per Catalogue of Life;




Boraginaceae member Oct 2016, Faridkot. Punjab : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

ID requested for this Boraginaceae member Oct 2016, Faridkot. Punjab.

it is Heliotropium bacciferum Forssk., 

Thanks, … Wonderful efforts. How did you identify it?

I also feel it is close to images at (but I do not find its distribution in India):

some plants enter our country by various methods; if it is available in Pak there is every possibility of an entry; (exotics)

Thank you … for the identification and thank you … for consulting many refs.

Catalogue of Life gives its distribution in NW India.


Shrub for ID :: JJ – Jaisalmer, RJ, March 2018 :: ARKAPR-24 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Saw this very small shrub near Jaisalmer, RJ in March 2018.
Requested to please ID.

Looks like Heliotropium Species.

Pl. check

Do you agree?

Thanks … It does look like the pics referenced by you.


Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park  Jodhpur

Date: October 24, 2018 … Altitude: about 300 m (980 feet) asl
Heliotropium bacciferum  Forssk.
Please help validate this plant as Heliotropium bacciferum. Unlike in my other post wire bush FOR ID, this bush has leaves, the branching is less tangled, importantly, the inflorescence is branched, and one of flower seen is clearly Heliotropium.


Pictures taken in Muscat on 22/2/08 and 5/2/10.

Kindly id.

Heliotropium bacciferum Forssk. ??

Yes, appears close as per images at Heliotropium bacciferum



Heliotropium for ID : Oman : 181112 : AK-3:  Saw this Heliotropium growing wild at a farm house on 27/1/2012. Experts, kindly confirm correct id.

May be H. bacciferum ????

This may also be Heliotropium bacciferum as per images and details herein.

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