Kallstroemia

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Kallstroemia
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Kallstroemia grandiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Zygophyllales
Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Tribuloideae
Genus: Kallstroemia
Scop.
Species

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Synonyms

Ehrenbergia Mart.[1]

Kallstroemia is a genus of flowering plants in the caltrop family, Zygophyllaceae. The approximately 17 species[2] it contains are native to tropical and warm temperate regions of the Americas. The flower and fruit morphology is similar to Tribulus. The convex fruits separate into about 10 nutlets each with one seed. The genus is named after A. Kallstroem who lived in the 18th century.

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Genus: Kallstroemia Scop.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-06-18. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  2. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment
  3. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Kallstroemia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Kallstroemia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 

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External links[edit]

Media related to Kallstroemia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Kallstroemia at Wikispecies