3978.000 Tribulus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs sometimes with a woody base. Leaves opposite, paripinnate, one of each pair usually larger than the other. Leaflets opposite, entire, slightly asymmetrical. Flowers solitary, axillary. Petals yellow. Ovary 5-lobed, densely stiffly hairy. Fruit breaking up into 5 cocci, each coccus tuberculate on the back, spiny, 1-5-seeded.

Worldwide: 25 species in tropical and warm areas, especially dry parts of Africa

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

Tribulus terrestris

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terrestris L.Description, Image
zeyheri Sond. subsp. zeyheri Description, Image

Other sources of information about Tribulus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Tribulus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tribulus
Flora of Malawi: Tribulus
Flora of Mozambique: Tribulus
Flora of Zambia: Tribulus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tribulus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tribulus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tribulus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tribulus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tribulus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tribulus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tribulus
JSTOR Plant Science: Tribulus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tribulus
Plants of the World Online: Tribulus
Tropicos: Tribulus
Wikipedia: Tribulus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Tribulus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=795, retrieved 4 December 2023

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