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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Angola to Namibia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender climbing or trailing herbs with annual stems
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, palmately lobed, petiolate; stipuliform bract present at petiole base
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, yellow, monoecious or dioecious Female flowers usually solitary, shortly stalked; ovary ovoid-attenuate; placentas 3; ovules many, horizontal; perianth as in ♂; staminodes 0; style 1, inserted within a disk; stigma 3-lobed Male flowers in pedunculate subumbellate or irregular racemes; receptacle-tube campanulate, glandular-hairy inside in upper part; lobes small, triangular-dentiform; petals ± free; stamens 3, two 2-thecous, one 1-thecous, inserted near the base of the tube; filaments free; anthers free but coherent; thecae inverted U-shaped; disk basal, depressed centrally
sex Male
Male flowers in pedunculate subumbellate or irregular racemes; receptacle-tube campanulate, glandular-hairy inside in upper part; lobes small, triangular-dentiform; petals ± free; stamens 3, two 2-thecous, one 1-thecous, inserted near the base of the tube; filaments free; anthers free but coherent; thecae inverted U-shaped; disk basal, depressed centrally
sex Female
Female flowers usually solitary, shortly stalked; ovary ovoid-attenuate; placentas 3; ovules many, horizontal; perianth as in ♂; staminodes 0; style 1, inserted within a disk; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit baccate, globose, red, indehiscent, few-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds somewhat compressed, irregularly oblong or pyriform, somewhat angular at the margin; testa smooth, thick
Figures
Fig. 13.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender trailing or scandent perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, usually with a ciliate stipule-like bract at the petiole base
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious or dioecious; flowers small Male flowers in pedunculate subumbelliform or irregular racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, small, dentiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, yellow or greenish, shortly united
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, 2 two-thecous, 1 one-thecous, inserted on the lower part of hypanthium; filaments free; anthers exserted; thecae inverted U-shaped; connectives apically pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers usually solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ovoid. Ovules several, horizontal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fleshy, red, indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds somewhat compressed, asymmetrically oblong or pyriform, somewhat angular, smooth or pitted.
Distribution
One species in the dry regions of Namibia, Angola, NE tropical Africa and India.

Native to:

Angola, Namibia

Introduced into:

India, Pakistan

Dactyliandra (Hook.f.) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 557 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

Literature

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 F.T.A. 2: 557 (1871)

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
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