Place of Publication
Cont. Gray Herb. 81: 35 (1928)
Based on Cochrane corymbosa: "in prov. Coquimbo" [dry valleys and hills between Huasco and Copiapô], [Sept. 1841], T. Bridges 1341 (lectotype: BM, selected by Johnston (1928b: 35); isolectotypes: Ε E00143685, Κ ).
- Cochranea corymbosa Miers
- Cochranea crassifolia (Phil.) Phil.
- Heliotropium corymbosum (Miers) Reiche
- Heliotropium crassifolium Phil.
- Vulnerbale B2 (a,b,c) (Luebert (2013))
Decumbent shrubs, 0.09-0.4 m tall. Flowering from September to October.
This species is distinguished by its large flowers with a yellow to orange corolla throat and its decumbent habit (Luebert, 2013). It could be confused with H. floridum but this has strigose leaves and an erect habit and the style is longer than the stigmatic head (Luebert, 2013).
Distribution and habitat
Coastal or interior areas within the province of Copiapó and Huasco between 27º42'S and 28º38'S. From sea level to 620 m where it grows with Atriplex clivicola, Eulychnia breviflora and Oxalis virgosa.
DistributionShow all locations
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.
Johnston, I.M. 1928. Studies in the Boraginaceae. VII. The South American species of Heliotropium; Notes on various Boraginoideae. Contributions from the Gray Herbarium of Harvard University 81:3-83
Luebert, F. 2013. A revision of Heliotropium sect. Cochranea (Heliotropiaceae). Kew Bulletin 68(1): 1-54.