zeyheri Images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record
Photo: Darrel Plowes
Photo: Petra Ballings
By rd from Gwanda to Tuli, Dibilishaba CL
Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River
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Large-flowered devil-thorns, (English)
Description: Prostrate perennial herb. All parts covered in long bristle-like hairs. Leaves opposite, paripinnate, one leaf in a pair often longer than the other. Flowers solitary in leaf axils.
Peduncle 1.5-2 times as long as, the subtending leaf. Petals bright yellow or white with a yellow centre, 10-20(-25) mm. Fruit a hard triangular drupe with sharp spines.
Notes: This species is very similar to the more widespread
T. terrestris but is distinguished by the much larger flowers and shorter spines on the fruits.
Derivation of specific name:
zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: In dry open ground and over-grazed grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 700 m
Flowering time: Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Arid regions of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Growth form: A
Red data list status:
Insects (whose larvae eat this species): (Stolid lines) Grammodes stolida
Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Thursday 8 June 2006
Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 65, plates 90 & 91 Comments
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Other sources of information about Tribulus zeyheri: African Plant Database
Tribulus zeyheri Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Tribulus zeyheri EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Tribulus zeyheri ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Tribulus zeyheri Flora Zambesiaca
Tribulus zeyheri Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Tribulus zeyheri IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Tribulus zeyheri JSTOR Plant Science
Tribulus zeyheri Kew Herbarium catalogue
Tribulus zeyheri Tropicos
Tribulus zeyheri West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tribulus zeyheri subsp. zeyheri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132950, retrieved 18 May 2013
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