Triumfetta rhomboidea

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
  • Synonyms : Triumfetta indica Lamk.
  • Common Name : Burr Bush, Chinese Burr, Diamond Burrbark, Jhinpati
  • Plant Family : Tiliaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 2, 4, 10, 22, 26, 29, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Aranya Van

About Triumfetta rhomboidea Plant :

  • Habit : Under shrubs, 50-150 cm high.
  • Leaves : Polymorphous, the lower ones usually 3-lobed, the lobes acute, serrate, upper leaves usually simple.
  • Flowers : Yellow in dense terminal and leaf-opposed cymes. Stamens yellow, 8-15.
  • Fruits : About 6 mm long, bristles short, glabrous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August
  • Significance :
    • Leaves, flowers and fruits are mucilaginous and demulcent.
    • The bark is used in diarrhoea and dysentery.