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

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Trianthema
Flora of Mozambique: Trianthema
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trianthema

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trianthema
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Trianthema
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trianthema
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Trianthema
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iNaturalist: Trianthema
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trianthema
JSTOR Plant Science: Trianthema
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trianthema
Plants of the World Online: Trianthema
Tropicos: Trianthema
Wikipedia: Trianthema

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Trianthema.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=558, retrieved 11 December 2023

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