Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Triumfetta pilosa Roth
Roth, A.W. (1821) Novae Plantarum Species : 223. Type: India, Heyne; holo: B (destroyed, fide Stafleu & Cowan 1983); iso: K-W?.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Fruits adhere to clothes. Fruits (including the spines) about 25 mm diam. Spines about 4-10 mm long, hooked at the apex. Fruits split into 4 segments each containing two seeds. Seeds brown, about 2.5-3 mm long. Cotyledons about 1 mm long, +/- orbicular, wider than the radicle. Radicle about 1 mm long.
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Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in CYP, NEQ and CEQ. A plant of somewhat uncertain origin, perhaps introduced from India. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1000 m. Usually grows in open situations or on the margins of rain forest or in wet sclerophyll forest.
Triumfetta nigricans F.M.Bailey, Queensland Agricultural Journal 5(4): 387(1899), Type: Herberton and Tully River, J.F. Bailey. Holo: BRI. Triumfetta suffruticosa Blume, Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie No. 7 : 113(1827), Type: in rupibus montium Salak et calcareis Parang.
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