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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent.
Blastania garcinii

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Slender scandent herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, with a ciliate stipule-like bract at the petiole base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious; flowers very small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers in short pedunculate racemes Female flowers solitary, coaxillary with male
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium shortly obconic. Sepals 5, small, dentiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, yellowish, spreading, united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, 2 two-thecous, 1 one-thecous, inserted on the lower part of the hypanthium; anthers free, exserted; thecae short, curved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary subglobose, smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules few, horizontal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth as in male flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas usually 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fleshy, smooth, red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually 2, ovate in outline, ± plano-convex, smooth.
Distribution
Two to three species in tropical Africa, SW Asia and S India.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Small scandent herbs with slender stems.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Probracts stipuloid, suborbicular, fimbriate-ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle-tube shortly campanulate, lobes small, dentiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-lobes 5, ovate-lingulate, spreading, united at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous; filaments inserted on lower part of receptacle-tube; anthers free, exserted; thecae short, arcuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary, co-axillary with male; ovary subglobose, smooth; ovules few, horizontal; perianth similar to that of male flower; disk absent; stigma usually 2-lobed. Male flowers in short pedunculate racemes. Flowers very small, yellowish, monoecious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, smooth, subreniform or subglobose, red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually 2, rather large, ovate in outline, piano- or concavo-convex, smooth, whitish, sometimes bordered.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small climbers or trailers; stems slender, herbaceous, annual
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, palmately lobed, petiolate; a ciliate suborbicular stipuliform bract present at the petiole-base
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very small, yellow, monoecious Male flowers in short slender-pedunculate racemes; receptacle-tube shortly obconic or campanulate; lobes small, dentiform; petals small, ovate-lingulate, spreading, united at the base; stamens 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous; filaments inserted on lower part of tube, rather long; anthers free, exserted; thecae short, arcuate; disk absent Female flower shortly stalked, solitary, often coaxillary with a ♂ raceme; ovary subglobose, smooth; ovules few, horizontal; perianth as in ♂ flower; disk absent; stigma 2(–3)-lobed
sex Male
Male flowers in short slender-pedunculate racemes; receptacle-tube shortly obconic or campanulate; lobes small, dentiform; petals small, ovate-lingulate, spreading, united at the base; stamens 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous; filaments inserted on lower part of tube, rather long; anthers free, exserted; thecae short, arcuate; disk absent
sex Female
Female flower shortly stalked, solitary, often coaxillary with a ♂ raceme; ovary subglobose, smooth; ovules few, horizontal; perianth as in ♂ flower; disk absent; stigma 2(–3)-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a small fleshy berry, subreniform or globose, red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (1–)2(–3), comparatively large, ovoid in outline, plano- or concavo-convex, sometimes bordered; testa smooth, whitish
Figures
Fig. 14.

Doubtfully present in:

Angola

Native to:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Maryland

Blastania Kotschy & Peyr. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pl. Tinn.: 15 (1867)

Not accepted by

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

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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