African Plant Database


Tribulus terrestris L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 387 (1753)
Information on the genus : Tribulus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tribulus terrestris L. var. terrestris
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Tribulus saharae A. Chev. (1920)
=*Tribulus albescens Schltr. ex Dinter (1927)
=*Tribulus murex Schltr. ex Dinter (1927)
=Tribulus terrestris var. brachyceras Batt. & Trab. (1907)
=Tribulus terrestris var. inermis Boiss. (1867)
=Tribulus terrestris var. robustus Boiss. (TA = accepted; SA = rejected)
=Tribulus hispidus C. Presl
=Tribulus terrestris var. nogalensis Chiov.
=Tribulus terrestris var. hispidissimus Sond.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Tribulus terrestris L. var. terrestris
Tribulus terrestris var. robustus Boiss.
Tribulus terrestris var. bicornutus (Fisch. & C.A. Mey.) Hadidi (1972)
Tribulus terrestris var. orientalis (A. Kern.) Beck
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with prostrate branches to 2 m long; woody at base. Choise grazing for camels.
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Ecology : Subdesert grassland, deciduous bushland on dry sandy soil; open and disturbed places, often on sandy soils, also on clayey patches; becoming a troublesome weed; all types of bushland (Tanzania savanna area); ruderal; 10-2300 m alt.

Bibliography other :
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 387 (1753).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Battandier & Trabut] : 177 (1888).
  • Prodr. Fl. Ciren. : 300 (1931).
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 455 (1932).
  • Petite Fl. Régions Arides Maroc Occ. 2: 39 (1962).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 586 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 205 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 456 (1979).
  • Fl. Sahara (ed. 2) : 322 (1983).
  • Fl. Andaluc. Occ. 2: 267 (1987).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 28 (2000).
  • Le Hoggar, promenade botanique 268 (2004)
  • Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 399 (2005)
  • Fl. Tunisie (Le Floc'h & Boulos) : 304 (2008).
 
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see under Flora of Mozambique
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see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 129709
 
Record n°129709 modified 2009-05-13
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