Heliotropium bacciferum


  • Hassanein Plateau (Jebel Uweinat)
  • Upper south western Karkur Talh, at foot of the Hassanein Plateau (Jebel Uweinat)
  • Middle north western Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat)
  • Wadi Hamra (Gilf Kebir)

    The species was first noted on the Hassanein Plateau, where it is one of the commonest plants. It was observed in varying stages of growth on all visits to the plateau (except February 2003). The species was also seen in a ravine at the foot of the cliffs of the Hassanein Plateau, and in the upper reaches of the south west branch of Karkur Talh. A single fresh cluster was noted in the main (north western) branch of Karkur Talh in March 2007.

    By chance in October 2005 a few very small shoots were observed in the bed of Wadi Hamra, in the Gilf Kebir.

    Hassanein Plateau (Jebel Uweinat), multiple observations 2004 - 2005



    Hassanein Plateau (Jebel Uweinat), the same individuals as above in a more mature state, October, 2006

    Upper Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), October, 2006

    Upper Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), March, 2007
    (Left two photos same individual as one row above to the left)

    Middle Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), March 2007

    Wadi Hamra (Gilf Kebir), October, 2005