5945.000 Torilis Adans.

Description of the genus

Erect or procumbent annual herbs with a taproot. Leaves compound, variable, pinnate to 3-pinnate. Umbels compound. Bracts generally 0; bracteoles present, linear. Petals white or pinkish. Fruit covered with glochidiate spines. Somewhat similar to species of Agrocharis, but these differ in possessing bracts.

Derivation of name: A meaningless name coined by Adanson

Worldwide: 15 species centered in the Mediterranean area but extending to E Asia and tropical and southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Torilis arvensis

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arvensis (Huds.) LinkN,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Torilis:

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Flora of Malawi: Torilis
Flora of Mozambique: Torilis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Torilis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1037, retrieved 22 February 2019

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