Tribulus subramanyamii P.Singh, G.S.Giri & V.Singh, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 25: 197 1983 publ. 1985.;

India (Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of life;

Tamil Nerunji


Flower Solitary, axillary; bright yellow. Flowering from June-July.

Fruit A schizocarp; mericarps dorsally ridged, appressed silky hairy, spines 4, sometime the lower pair reduced. Fruiting July onwards.
Field tips Leaves densely appressed pubescent.
Leaf Arrangement Opposite Leaf Type Paripinnate Leaf Shape Elliptic-obovate Leaf Apex  Apiculate Leaf Base Oblique Leaf Margin Entire

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Kindly identify this minute prostrate groundcover plant with yellow flowers. flowers about 7-8 mm diameter.

12-15 mm seedpod breaks into 8 parts each with a spike to aid dispersal.

accompanying indigofera linnaei though less abundant. wild pasture-foot/animal/vehiclepath fringe.

It may be Tribulus subramanyamii (due to the style longer than that of T. terrestris) of Zygophyllaceae.

Here is another picture tho the flower is slightly out of focus.




Tribulus (Zygophyllaceae) for identification MK Dec-032 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)

Please help me in identifying this Tribulus sp. (Zygophyllaceae). Could this be T.subramanii?
Fruit: 1-2 cm across
hirsute leaves
Location: near Sathyamangalam RF, TN
Date: 12 Sep 2014 

Tribulus subramanyamii P.Singh, G.S.Giri & V.Singh