Tribulus terrestris L.


Genus: Tribulus

Catalan common name: Abriüll. Abrujó. Candells. Creu de Sant Antoni. Gossos. Obrelsulls. Picatalons. Punxaclaus. Queixals de llop. Queixals de vella. Rodets. Tríbol. Ull de bou.

Spanish common name: Abrojo. Espigón. Mormajas. Tríbulo.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Some regions

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Path and road sides, disturbed zones, cultivated field.

Characteristics: A small prostrate growing plant, branching from the base, slightly pilose and with composite leaves. The most characteristic feature of this plant is the fruit form, each with 5 hardened carpels with 2 long lateral spines and some shorter ones.