African Plant Database

Tribulus mollis Ehrenb. ex Schweinf.
Protologue : Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 1: 29 (1867)
Information on the genus : Tribulus
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tribulus longipetalus var. mollis (Ehrenb. ex Schweinf.) Zohary (1972)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tribulus macropterus var. ochroleucus Maire (1929)
=Tribulus ochroleucus (Maire) Ozenda & Quézel (1956)
=Tribulus perplexans Maire (1943)
=Tribulus ochroleucus var. perplexans (Maire) Ozenda & Quézel (1956)
=Tribulus macropterus var. serolei Maire (1936)
=*Tribulus ochroleucus var. serolei (Maire) Ozenda & Quézel (1956)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with procumbent flexuous stems 25-30 cm long, branched from the base.
Ecology : Sandy dunes. Algeria; Libya; Egypt; Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Not in Somalia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1976). Flora of Libya.
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. : 20 (1991).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 30 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Lebrun J.P. (1999). Supplément au Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Candollea 54(2): 382
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Record n°124423 modified 2009-03-11
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