Heliotropium ramosissimum (Lehm.) Sieb. ex A. DC.
جرير، مديب، سجيعه (Arabic)
It is a pubescent white-bristly perennial plant with a woody base. Stems are terete, much branched from the base, procumbent or ascending. Leaves are linear-lanceolate, with acute or obtuse apex, revolute margins, and tapering base. Flowers are sessile or subsessile, in 1 rank, with white, hypocrateriform corolla and arranged in terminal, forked spike-like, dense cymes. The fruit is subglobose and composed of 4 Nutlets which are free or connate in pairs; all of them are fertile or 2 of them are abortive; the dorsal surface is with or without dermal appendages and with acute apex.
Height: 20-50 cm
Ecology and Distribution
North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Iran , Afghanistan.
Distribution in Egypt
Isthmic Desert (Location: Maghara).
Sandy desert wadis and plains, calcareous ridges
- Heliotropium undulatum Vahl var. ramosissimum Lehm. (synonym)
- Heliotropium ramosissimum (Lehm.) Sieb. ex A. DC. var. trichocarpum DC. (synonym)