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
Mozambique: 2 taxa.
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Other sources of information about Tribulus:
Our websites:Flora of Zimbabwe
: TribulusFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): TribulusFlora Zambesiaca
web site: TribulusGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TribulusIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): TribulusKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Tribulus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=795, retrieved 12 December 2013