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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climbers with tuberous rootstock; stems herbaceous, becoming woody when older
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils apically bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, greenish-yellow, dioecious, regular Male flowers in many-flowered axillary panicles; receptacle-tube very shallow; lobes and petals small; disk basal, surrounding the staminal column; thecae 2, each in the form of a semicircle, apical on a short central column and forming a single split horizontal ring Female flowers in rather few-flowered axillary panicles or racemes; ovary compressed, 1-locular; ovule solitary, pendulous; perianth as in ♂ flower; disk basal, 3-angled; styles 3, very short, inserted on the disk
sex Male
Male flowers in many-flowered axillary panicles; receptacle-tube very shallow; lobes and petals small; disk basal, surrounding the staminal column; thecae 2, each in the form of a semicircle, apical on a short central column and forming a single split horizontal ring
sex Female
Female flowers in rather few-flowered axillary panicles or racemes; ovary compressed, 1-locular; ovule solitary, pendulous; perianth as in ♂ flower; disk basal, 3-angled; styles 3, very short, inserted on the disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit compressed, samaroid, one-seeded, elliptic in outline
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed elliptic, compressed, rather large
Figures
Fig. 26, p. 149.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Scandent herbs, stems becoming woody when old, arising from perennial tuberous rootstock.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils apically 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
male flowers in lax, many-flowered, axillary paniculoid fascicles. Flowers small, greenish-yellow, dioecious, regular. female flowers in rather few-flowered axillary fascicles; ovary compressed, one-locular; ovule solitary, pendulous; perianth similar to that of male flower; disk 3-angled, basal; styles 3, very short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle-tube very shallow, lobes 5, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens united into a single central column, inserted on the basal disk; thecae 2, semi-circular, horizontal, apical on the short central column, forming a split horizontal ring.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit compressed, samaroid, one-seeded, elliptic in outline.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed elliptic in outline, compressed, rather large.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Cyclantheropsis Harms appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 23: 169 (1896)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 23: 169 (1896).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in E.J. 23: 169 (1896)

Flora Zambesiaca
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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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