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Boerhavia erecta L.

Synonyms

Boerhavia atomaria, Boerhavia discolor, Boerhavia elongata, Boerhavia paniculata, Boerhavia scabrida, Boerhavia thornberi, Boerhavia virgata

Common names

Spiderling

My notes

Mostly seen as a prostrate form with narrow leaves.

Extract from Wikipedia article

Boerhavia erecta is one of the many species that is present in the genus Boerhavia L. Commonly known as the erect spiderling or the erect boerhavia, it is a member of the Nyctaginaceae family with a chromosome number of 52. Boerhavia erecta is native to the United States, Mexico, Central America and western South America, but the erect spiderling is now present in different tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In Africa, the distribution spans from West Africa to the east of Somalia and South Africa. It has recently been introduced to the east of Madagascar in RĂ©union. In Asia, it is present in India, Java, Malaysia, the Philippines, China and the Ryukyu Islands. Boerhavia erecta is an extraordinary species of plant that is useful and unique through its physical characteristics and genetic composition.

LinkProstrate plant of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) with tiny flowers on roadside of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkSpiderling (Boerhavia erecta) growing near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) growing near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSpiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkMat of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoots of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoots of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) on white background near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoots of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) with flowers near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDense growth of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) with flowers near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkShoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) with fruits near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkHabitat of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of shoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkSpiderling (Boerhavia erecta) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkShoots of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar
LinkFleshy shoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBack side of a shoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkBack side of leaves of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, August 21, 2015
LinkReddish shoot of spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, August 21, 2015
LinkSpiderling (Boerhavia erecta) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 22, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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