2395.000 Trianthema L.

Description of the genus

Prostrate to erect, succulent, annual herbs. Leaves opposite; leaf bases membranous, often connate in pairs. Flowers axillary, solitary or more often in groups. Perianth segments united at base; lobes mucronate behind the tip. Stamens 5-numerous, attached to the perianth. Ovary superior, consisting of 1 carpel, 1-locular, with 2-numerous ovules per loculus. Style 1. Fruit a circumscissile capsule, enclosed by the perianth; the capsule lid remaining in one piece.

Worldwide: c. 17 species in warm regions, many in Australia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
portulacastrum L.EDescription, Image
salsoloides Fenzl ex Oliv. var. stenophylla AdamsonW,S
salsoloides Fenzl ex Oliv. var. transvaalensis (Schinz) AdamsonW,S
triquetra Rottl. ex Willd.W,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Trianthema:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Trianthema
Flora of Malawi: Trianthema
Flora of Mozambique: Trianthema

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Trianthema.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=558, retrieved 27 July 2016

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