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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula to India.
Corallocarpus bainesii (Hook. f.) Meeuse

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scandent or trailing herbs or softly woody climbers with tuberous rootstocks, or shrublets
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious; flowers small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, small
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, greenish-yellow, united at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, all one-thecous, in two pairs with one single, or the paired stamens ± united into 2 two-thecous stamens, inserted on the mouth of the hypanthium; filaments short; thecae short, straight
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary or fasciculate, subsessile Male flowers few to many in subsessile or pedunculate, short to elongated usually congested racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary smooth, glabrous or puberulous; ovules few to several, horizontal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth as in male flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas usually 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits solitary or clustered, small, fleshy, ovoid or ellipsoid, often rostrate, red, circumscissile above a persistent green cup-like base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds asymmetrically ovoid or pyriform, rarely subglobose.
Distribution
15-18 species in tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, south-west Asia and India.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate or usually scandent herbs; stems arising from a perennial tuberous rootstock, eventually becoming softly more or less woody at the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers axillary, solitary or fasciculate; ovary smooth, glabrous or puberulous; ovules few to several, horizontal; perianth as in male flowers; staminodes, when present, 5; stigma 2(3)-lobed. Male flowers few to many in subsessile or pedunculate subcapitate to racemiform usually congested axillary clusters. Receptacle-tube campanulate; lobes small. Corolla-lobes 5, united below. Stamens 5, all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with one single, or 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous, the double stamens ± 2-lobed; filaments short, inserted in the mouth of the receptacle-tube; thecae short, straight, lateral. Flowers small, yellowish, monoecious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits solitary or fasciculate, small, succulent, ovoid or ellipsoid, often rostrate, red, circumscissile near the persistent greenish cupuliform base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds asymmetrically ovoid or pyriform, rarely subglobose, small.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small to medium-sized climbing or trailing tuberous-rooted perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple; blade broadly ovate- or reniform-cordate in outline, palmately lobed, sometimes rather finely dissected
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, dull- or greenish-yellow, monoecious Female flowers solitary or fasciculate, subsessile, often coaxillary with ♂; ovary smooth, glabrous or hairy; ovules few to many, horizontal; perianth as in ♂; staminodes when present 5, subulate, inserted in mouth of tube; stigmas 2(–3)-lobed; disk basal, obscure, not distinct from base of tube Male flowers in few- to many-flowered subcapitate to somewhat elongated usually fairly dense pedunculate racemes sometimes produced at the nodes on contracted ± leafless branches; receptacle-tube campanulate; lobes small; petals united at the base; stamens 5, all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single, inserted in mouth of tube, or the paired stamens ± united, when completely so then the stamens appearing as 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous, the double stamens then often ± bilobed; filaments short; thecae short, straight, lateral; disk basal, fused to base of tube
sex Male
Male flowers in few- to many-flowered subcapitate to somewhat elongated usually fairly dense pedunculate racemes sometimes produced at the nodes on contracted ± leafless branches; receptacle-tube campanulate; lobes small; petals united at the base; stamens 5, all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single, inserted in mouth of tube, or the paired stamens ± united, when completely so then the stamens appearing as 3, 2 double 2-thecous, 1 single 1-thecous, the double stamens then often ± bilobed; filaments short; thecae short, straight, lateral; disk basal, fused to base of tube
sex Female
Female flowers solitary or fasciculate, subsessile, often coaxillary with ♂; ovary smooth, glabrous or hairy; ovules few to many, horizontal; perianth as in ♂; staminodes when present 5, subulate, inserted in mouth of tube; stigmas 2(–3)-lobed; disk basal, obscure, not distinct from base of tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a small red ovoid or ellipsoid often apically beaked berry, the basal part green, stalk-like, and expanded into a cup from which the upper red portion separates in an operculate manner at maturity
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds small, asymmetrically pyriform or rarely subglobose
Figures
Fig. 24, p. 140.

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Corallocarpus Welw. ex Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 831 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 831 (1867).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. Jeffrey & M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in G.P. 1: 831 (1867)

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 Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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