www.mobot.org Research Home | Search | Contact | Site Map  
 
Research
W³TROPICOS
QUICK SEARCH

MO PROJECTS:
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Mesoamerica
North America
South America
General Taxonomy
Photo Essays
Training in Latin
  America

MO RESEARCH:
Wm. L. Brown Center
Bryology
GIS
Graduate Studies
Research Experiences
  for Undergraduates

Imaging Lab
Library
MBG Press
Publications
Climate Change
Catalog Fossil Plants
MO DATABASES:
W³MOST
Image Index
Rare Books
Angiosperm
  Phylogeny

Res Botanica
All Databases
INFORMATION:
What's New?
People at MO
Visitor's Guide
Herbarium
Jobs & Fellowships
Symposium
Research Links
Site Map
Search

Projects
 
Introduction


Browse by Keyword


Search


Abbreviations


Bibliography


Resources


A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
tribuloides (adj.B): resembling the genus Tribulus, Caltrop; (usu. of fruit) with conspicuous spines, prickles or thorns; see bristly; see bur-like;

Castanopsis tribuloides, DC, with aptly named synonyms Quercus ferox and Q. armata.

Quercus tribuloides, Caltrop-fruited Oak, in reference to the spinous calyx of the fruit, covering the nut, hence the acorns are spiked or muricate, armed with rigid, prominent, sharp thorns to 1/4 inch in length, spreading in every direction.

Carex tribuloides Wahlenb. “like Tribulus, the Caltrop” (Fernald 1950), perhaps in reference to the bristling thin, scale-like, lanceolate perigynia in the fertile heads.

Cenchrus tribuloides L., Sand-spur, “like Tribulus, Caltrop” (Fernald 1950); the genus Cenchrus (Sandbur, Burgrass) has a rounded involucre “of rigid connate spines” and “spiny burs terminating the culm and branches” (Fernald 1950).

 

A work in progress, presently with preliminary A through R, and S, and with S (in part) through Z essentially completed.
Copyright © P. M. Eckel 2010-2017

 
 
 
© 1995-2017 Missouri Botanical Garden, All Rights Reserved
P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299
(314) 577-5100

E-mail
Technical Support