2395.000 Trianthema L.

Description of the genus

Prostrate to erect, succulent, annual herbs. Leaves opposite; leaf bases membranous, often connate in pairs. Flowers axillary, solitary or more often in groups. Perianth segments united at base; lobes mucronate behind the tip. Stamens 5-numerous, attached to the perianth. Ovary superior, consisting of 1 carpel, 1-locular, with 2-numerous ovules per loculus. Style 1. Fruit a circumscissile capsule, enclosed by the perianth; the capsule lid remaining in one piece.

Worldwide: c. 17 species in warm regions, many in Australia

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
parvifolia E. Mey. ex Sond. var. parvifolia
parvifolia E. Mey. ex Sond. var. rubens (Sond.) Adamson
salsoloides Fenzl ex Oliv. var. stenophylla AdamsonNDescription
salsoloides Fenzl ex Oliv. var. transvaalensis (Schinz) Adamson?Description, Image
salsoloides Fenzl ex Oliv. var. salsoloides ?Description
triquetra Rottl. ex Willd.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Trianthema:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Trianthema
Flora of Mozambique: Trianthema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trianthema

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Trianthema.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=558, retrieved 29 May 2024

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