Tetragonia tetragonioides (Pallas) Kuntze

Common name

English: New zealand spinach

German: Neuseelandspinat

Mandarin: 番杏 (fan xing)

Portuguese: Espinafre de Nova Zelândia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2260)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2165)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1827)

      Order: Caryophyllales (92)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9) (family description)

          Genus: Tetragonia (1)

           Epithet: tetragonioides (Pallas) Kuntze (1)

Synonyms: Demidovia tetragonoides Pall., Tetragonia expansa Murr.

expansa => expanded, stretched out, spread out

tetragonioides => tetra, four and gonia, angle, referring to the 4-angled fruits

tetragonoides => four-angled

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: green

External links

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