African Plant Database

Tribulus cistoides L.
Information on the genus : Tribulus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tribulus cistoides L. var. cistoides
Taxon infra-specific
Tribulus cistoides L. var. cistoides
Tribulus cistoides var. medius (Engl.) Cufod.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial or rarely biennial herb with diffusely procumbent or erect branches to 90 cm long.
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Ecology : Open sandy ground and coral in coastal regions; also weed on roadsides and open places inland in bushland; 0- 800-1425 m alt. Cape Verde.; Madagascar; Mascarene Isl.; introduced in W Asia, and common in tropical Mexico and the Caribbean region.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°176340 modified 2007-04-17
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