Caltrop (species: Tribulus terrestris) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Tribulus terrestris

©Harry Rose: Caltrop (Tribulus terrestris), location unknown

©Harry Rose: Caltrop (Tribulus terrestris), location unknown
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Zygophyllales
Family Zygophyllaceae
Genus Tribulus
Species Tribulus terrestris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Colvill, A., M. Ahmet, S. Clag and B. Haigh (2004). Lizard Island fauna and flora sampling report.Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. LIRS catalog number 10067.
  • Varghese, M., S.S. Yadav and J. Thomas (2006). Taxonomic status of some of the Tribulus species in the Indian subcontinent, Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 13(1): 7-12.