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Pakistan | Family List | Aizoaceae | Trianthema

Trianthema triquetra Rottl. and Willd. in Ges. Naturf. Fr. Neue. Schr. 4:181. 1803.

Vern.: “alettie”.

Trianthema triquetra

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Trianthema crystallina auct.: Clarke

    An annual herb. Roots often long and slender. Stem diffuse, prostrate, papillose. Leaves 0.4-1.2 cm long, 1.5-3.5 mm broad, elliptic-ovate to oblanceolate, leaf base sheathing, membranous. Flowers solitary or 2-3, sessile; bract c. 2 mm long, ovate, acuminate; bracteoles 2, less than 1 mm long. Calyx tube campanulate, persistent; sepals 9 mm long, ovate. Stamens 5, alternating with the sepals, filaments less than 1 mm long. Ovary c. 1.2 mm long, turbinate; style 1, persistent. Pyxidium 2 mm long, lid circular, c. 1.5 mm broad, flat, depressed in the centre; amphora 1-seeded. Seed 1.1 mm broad, rugose, black.

    Fl. Per. : July-November.

    Type: India, Rottler (B-W, holo-; K, iso.).

    Distribution: Africa, Arabia, India & Pakistan.

    A species of saline-soil. Can be used as a fodder for goats and cattle.


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