Triumfetta rhomboidea   Jacq.  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Magnoliopsida

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Size: 75-150 cm in height.

Erect, woody herb or shrub. Stems glabrous, longitudinally grooved. Leaves simple, alternate; blade ovate to rhomboid in shape with 3-5 lobes, sometimes nearly as wide as broad, and 2-10 cm long. Leaf margins irregularly serrate, leaf surfaces softly-pubescent with stellate hairs, blade palmately veined. Flowers in short, condensed, axillary cymes. Calyx divided into five pubescent, narrowly oblong sepals; corolla of five yellow, obovate petals about 5 mm long. Stamens 10-15. Fruit a subglobose bur with the body 3-4 mm in diameter, covered with 75-100 hooked spines 1.0 to 1.5 mm long.Capsules subglobose, densely covered with hooked bristles.

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• Karnataka INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR) Available at -
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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