Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Literature for Heliotropium anomalum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999. Literature for Heliotropium anomalum var. argenteum
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Heliotropiaceae Bibliography
      Heliotropium anomalum
General Information
DistributionWidely distributed from Hawai`i nearly throughout Polynesia.
Habit
Prostrate subshrubs, sometimes forming mats; stems prostrate, decumbent, or sometimes ascending, producing many short side branches along the length of the main stem, 1-5(-10) dm long, flowering stems ascending to erect.
Leaves
Leaves distributed along the stem or, on young or flowering stems, densely clustered toward the tips and appearing whorled, thick but not fleshy, linear-lanceolate to spatulate, 1-3(-5) cm long, (0.1-)0.2-0.5(-0.8) cm wide, densely soft, silky, appressed villous, gradually tapering to base.
Flowers
Flowers sweetly fragrant, in short, congested, bracteate cymes 0.8-1.3 cm long, peduncles (1.5-)3-6.5 cm long; calyx stiff, deeply 5-lobed, the lobes linear, unequal, 1-2 usually slightly broader than others, 2.5-3.5 mm long, densely appressed pubescent; corolla white to pale purple, funnelform, 5-6-lobed, twice as long as the calyx, 6-11 mm long, the tube 5-8 mm long, appressed villous externally, especially on the tube; stamens as many as corolla lobes, subsessile.
Fruit
Nutlets 4, 1-seeded, obovoid, slightly compressed, ca. 1 mm long, appressed villous.
Chromosomes
2n = 28*