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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

Morphology General Habit
Climbers
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils proximally bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers of moderate size, yellowish, dioecious Female flowers racemose; ovary ± ellipsoid; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short and broad; staminodes 5, subulate Male flowers racemose, ± shortly pedicellate, with a coaxillary rather longer-pedicellate flower arising from the base of the raceme; buds practically spherical; receptacle-tube very short; lobes small; petals 5, entire, free; stamens 5, all 1-thecous, free; filaments inserted on the receptacle-tube; thecae triplicate, ± contorted
sex Male
Male flowers racemose, ± shortly pedicellate, with a coaxillary rather longer-pedicellate flower arising from the base of the raceme; buds practically spherical; receptacle-tube very short; lobes small; petals 5, entire, free; stamens 5, all 1-thecous, free; filaments inserted on the receptacle-tube; thecae triplicate, ± contorted
sex Female
Female flowers racemose; ovary ± ellipsoid; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short and broad; staminodes 5, subulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit and seeds unknown.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Bambekea Cogn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 5: 115 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 5: 115 (1916).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in B.J.B.B. 5: 115 (1916)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0