Heliotropium supinum L.




BORAGINACEAE Juss.
Boraginales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Asteranae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.


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Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual plant with a wide palaeo-subtropical distribution is known with certainty from Lazio, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily (erroneously reported from Abruzzo and Molise, of dubious occurrence in Calabria, and not observed since a long time in Campania). It grows in arid uncultivated sites, from sea level to about 600 m, with optimum in the Mediterranean belt. It is a characteristic species of the temporary ponds of Sardinia, often found in the central belt as a result of total desiccation. The genus name derives from the Greek 'helios' (sun) and 'trepo' (I turn) because the flowers follow the sun's movement; the species name refers to the stems, which are often prostrate. Flowering period: July to September.



Italian name(s): Eliotropio peloso (Italia), Eliotropio supino (Italia), Erba de soli (Sardegna), Verrucaria minuri (Sicilia)





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© Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste
by Andrea Moro
Cyprus, Nea Paphos, near the old Castle, Paphos district, Republic of Cyprus, 19/10/2012
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© Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste
by Andrea Moro
Cyprus, Nea Paphos, near the old Castle, Paphos district, Republic of Cyprus, 19/10/2012
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© Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste
by Andrea Moro
Cyprus, Nea Paphos, near the old Castle, Paphos district, Republic of Cyprus, 19/10/2012
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