OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Zygophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 102-02-001:
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kallstroemia maxima

 

COMMON NAME:
Greater Caltrop


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June    Miami-Dade County    FL

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July    Miami-Dade County    FL

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July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Leaves even-pinnately compound, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

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July    Miami-Dade County    FL

The flower morphology is similar to Tribulus, per Wikipedia.

image of Kallstroemia maxima, Greater Caltrop

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July    Miami-Dade County    FL

Similar to Tribulus but w unarmed fruit, 10-12 locular ovary, 1-seeded carpels, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 102-02-001:
Kallstroemia maxima   FAMILY Zygophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Kallstroemia maxima

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3979

Forb
Annual

Non-native? probably early introduced from the Neotropics, possibly via ballast

Habitat: Disturbed areas, dunes; native status uncertain, probably native in FL peninsula, but probably early introduced in more northern parts of our area from the Neotropics, per Weakley's Flora

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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Fruit tuberculate or rugose, but not spiny

LEAVES:
Even-pinnately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Yellow or pale orange
5 sepals
5 petals
10 stamens

Flowers in leaf axils

FRUIT:
Schizocarp of mericarps

 

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