Heliotropium curassavicum

Heliotropium curassavicum L.

Common Names

رحب (رَحَب)، رحابه (رَحابَه، رُحابه) (Arabic), غبيره (غُبِّيره، غُبَّيره)، رحى (رَحى) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Tropical America.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region (Heliopolis, Helwan, Cairo, Burg El Burullus), Eastern desert (Wadi Degla).

Habitat

Edges of salt marshes, saline oils.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Heliotropium glaucum Salisb. (synonym)
  • Heliotropium glaucophyllum Moench. (synonym)
  • Heliotropium chenopodioides Willd. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..