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Heliotropium bacciferum bacciferum Forssk.

Synonyms

Bourjotia kralikii, Dialion undulatum, Heliotropium arenarium, Heliotropium cressoides, Heliotropium kralikii, Heliotropium undulatum

Common names

Danab al agrab, heliotrope, Heliotropium crispum, ramram, sedjra tenshama, Turnsole

My notes

Difficult to distinguish it from H. ramosissimum.

Flowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 19, 2010
LinkFlowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 19, 2010
Tiny brown desert flowers of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkTiny brown desert flowers of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Location on mapsRashid Street, Ad-Daẖirah, Qatar
Flowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkFlowers of a desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Location on mapsQatar-UAE Road, Qatar
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Abū Nakẖlah, Qatar
Malformed fruits of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) damaged by insects of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkMalformed fruits of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) damaged by insects of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkDesert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) with flowers taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
LinkDesert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) with flowers taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 25, 2014
Location on mapsAl Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
Fruits of Heliotropium bacciferum taken from area at entrance of Umm Bab. Qatar, September 26, 2014
LinkFruits of Heliotropium bacciferum taken from area at entrance of Umm Bab. Qatar, September 26, 2014
Fruits of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkFruits of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local name Ramram) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan Highway, Qatar
Large plant of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
LinkLarge plant of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum, local names ramram, danab al agrab, Ramram) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Location on maps56, Umm Bab, Qatar
Fresh leaves of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) emerging from earth crack near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFresh leaves of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) emerging from earth crack near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) taken from roadside in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 28, 2015
LinkDesert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) taken from roadside in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 28, 2015
Location on mapsMajlis Al Taawon Street, Doha, Qatar
Seedling of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) on roadside between Mesayeed and Harrarah. Qatar, October 30, 2015
LinkSeedling of Heliotropium bacciferum(?) on roadside between Mesayeed and Harrarah. Qatar, October 30, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair St, Qatar
Desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) in a roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, April 16, 2016
LinkDesert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) in a roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, April 16, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Inflorescence of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) taken from a roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, April 16, 2016
LinkInflorescence of desert heliotrope (turnsole, Heliotropium bacciferum) taken from a roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, April 16, 2016

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Acknowledgements

QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.