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

Botswana: 3 taxa.

Tribulus terrestris

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
excrucians Wawra
terrestris L.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
zeyheri Sond. subsp. zeyheri SWDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tribulus:

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

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tribulus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tribulus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tribulus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tribulus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tribulus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Tribulus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=795, retrieved 18 August 2019

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