North Queensland Plants - Zygophyllaceae
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Tribulus terrestris L.
Caltrop
This species is widespread in inland Australia. It is reputed to have medicinal properties.

 

    Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris
   
Description: Flower Description: Flower - side vew
    Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E
Date:26 April 2018 Date:26 April 2018
    Field No.:6509 Field No.:6509
       
    Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris
   
    Description: Flower and leaves Description: Leaves - underside
    Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E
    Date:26 April 2018 Date:26 April 2018
    Field No.:6509 Field No.:6509
       
    Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris
   
    Description: Developing burr Description:Plant
    Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E
    Date:26 April 2018 Date:26 April 2018
    Field No.:6509 Field No.:6509
       
    Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris
   
    Description:Plant Description:Developing burr
    Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E
    Date:26 April 2018 Date:26 April 2018
    Field No.:6509 Field No.:6509
       
    Tribulus terrestris Tribulus terrestris
   
    Description:Plant on roadside Description:Plant
    Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland Location:Talaroo, Mt Surprise, North Queensland
    GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E GPS coordinates:18˚07.7796S, 14357.4398E
    Date:26 April 2018 Date:26 April 2018
    Field No.:6509A Field No.:6509A
       

 

References (accessed 9 June 2018)::

Barker, R.M. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2013), Zygophyllaceae. Flora of Australia 26: 544

http://saseedbank.com.au/species_information.php?rid=4552

https://examine.com/supplements/tribulus-terrestris/


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Page edited  10 June 2019
Roger Fryer and Jill Newland  2018

 

 

 

Tribulus terrestris