Heliotropium laevigatum

Species:Heliotropium laevigatum (Lam.)Feuillet
Common Name:NIGUITA
Plant Notes:Most recent authors have merged Tournefortia into Heliotropium and Myriopus, and Feuillet (Phytoneuron 2019(63): 1. 2019) made the combination Heliotropium album (from Tournefortia alba Splitgerber ex De Vriese 1848) to accomodate our species, with Tournefortia bicolor in synonymy. However, there are two earlier names than Tournefortia alba that seem to be generally recognized as synonms of T. bicolor, i.e. T. laevigata Lamarck 1791and T. nitida Kunth 1818; both epithets are not preoccupied in Heliotropium. In addidion, Tournefortia alba has mostly been seen as a synonym of T. hirsutissima, and not listed with T. bicolor.
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Heliotropium
Species Heliotropium laevigatum (Lam.)Feuillet - NIGUITA


Citation HELIOTROPIUM LAEVIGATUM (Lamarck) Feuillet, Phytoneuron 2020(11): 2. 2020.
Basionym: Tournefortia laevigata Lamarck 1792
Type: FRANCE: Guadeloupe:

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Spilocarpus gracilis Spilocarpus gracilis Lemaire, Jard. Fleur. 4(Misc.): 79. 1854.  
Tournefortia aubletii Tournefortia aubletii J. F. Macbride, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 51: 541. 1916. TYPE: FRENCH GUIANA:
Tournefortia bicolor var. brachysepala Tournefortia bicolor Swartz, var. brachysepala Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 483. 1862.  
Tournefortia bicolor var. laevigata Tournefortia bicolor Swartz, var. laevigata (Lamarck) Lamarck ex Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 483. 1862.BASIONYM: Tournefortia laevigata Lamarck 1792. 
Tournefortia glabra Tournefortia glabra Aublet, Hist. Pl. Guiane 118. 1775. TYPE: FRENCH GUIANA
Tournefortia laevigata Tournefortia laevigata Lamarck, Tabl. Encycl. 1: 416. 1792. TYPE: FRANCE: Guadeloupe:
Tournefortia laevigata var. latifolia Tournefortia laevigata Lamarck, var. latifolia (Willdenow ex Roemer & Schultes) de Candolle, Prodr. 9: 519. 1845.BASIONYM: Tournefortia latifolia Willdenow ex Roemer & Schultes 1819. 
Tournefortia laevis Tournefortia laevis Sessé y Lacasta & Mociño, Fl. Mexic. 52. 1893. TYPE: MEXICO: Without data, Sessé y Lacasta 1712 (lectotype: MA). Lectotypified by C. Nelson, Anales Jard Bot. Madrid 55: 385. 1997.
Tournefortia latifolia Tournefortia latifolia Willdenow ex Roemer & Schultes, Syst. Veg. 4: 540. 1819. TYPE: COLOMBIA:
Tournefortia nitida Tournefortia nitida Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 3: 84. 1818. TYPE: COLOMBIA:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
St. Vincent & the Grenadines St. Vincent St. Andrew Par. 07 Mar 1965 G. R. Proctor 26162
Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo 25 Nov 1932 W. E. Broadway 9104
Dominica St. John Par. 05 Mar 1997 S. R. Hill 29047
Panama Veraguas Prov. 18 Mar 1973 Ron L. Liesner 838
Ecuador Pastaza Prov. 03 Jul 1985 B. A. Stein 3112
Peru Loreto Loreto Prov. 06 Aug 1982 A. Gentry 38174
Venezuela Zulia 27 Mar 1982 R. Liesner 13261
USA Florida Broward Co. 15 Feb 2019 J. Lange 99
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