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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Scandent softly ligneous shrubs or herbs.
Morphology Roots
Rootstock perennial, tuberous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers solitary or few to many in sessile or pedunculate axillary fascicles. Female flowers solitary; perianth similar to that of male flower, receptacle smaller; staminodes 3 or 5, variously developed; ovary ellipsoid, rostrate, terete; ovules many, horizontal; stigma 3-lobed. Flowers yellow or white, dioecious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle-tube short, obconic below, expanded above; lobes lanceolate, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, 4 in 2 pairs, 1 single, all 1-thecous, or the paired stamens variously to completely united into 2 double 2-thecous stamens, free; filaments inserted in the mouth of the lower part of the receptacle-tube; connectives broad; thecae flexuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits ellipsoid, rostrate, fleshy, orange-red, indehiscent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds tumid, margined; testa smooth or fibrillose.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous or softly woody perennial climbers with tuberous rootstocks
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Dioecious. Male flowers solitary or few to many in sessile or pedunculate fascicles, often flowering before the leaves, the young flowering branches then often simulating racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium obconic-cylindrical in lower part, usually expanded at the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, ovate or lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, free, white or yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, in two pairs with 1 single, all one-thecous, or the paired stamens ± united, free, inserted on the middle of the hypanthium; connective broad; thecae flexuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary. Hypanthium shorter than in male flowers, perianth similar
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules numerous, horizontal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid, rostrate, terete, fleshy, orange-red, indehiscent, many-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds inflated, smooth or fibrillose.
Distribution
Eight species in tropical Africa and Socotra.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous or rather woody perennial climbers with tuberous rootstocks
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow, dioecious Male flowers solitary or in few-many-flowered sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes usually entire, relatively large; petals 5, free, entire; stamens inserted about the middle of the tube, 5 (all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single), free, or the paired stamens more or less united and the stamens then becoming 3 (2 double 2-thecous and 1 single 1-thecous); connective broad; thecae triplicate, ± contorted Female flowers solitary; ovary terete, ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± beaked; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short; staminodes present, 3 or 5; stigma 3-lobed
sex Male
Male flowers solitary or in few-many-flowered sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes usually entire, relatively large; petals 5, free, entire; stamens inserted about the middle of the tube, 5 (all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single), free, or the paired stamens more or less united and the stamens then becoming 3 (2 double 2-thecous and 1 single 1-thecous); connective broad; thecae triplicate, ± contorted
sex Female
Female flowers solitary; ovary terete, ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± beaked; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short; staminodes present, 3 or 5; stigma 3-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid-ellipsoid, beaked, fleshy, orange-red, indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds tumid, asymmetrically ovoid to subglobose, margined; testa smooth or fibrillose
Figures
Fig. 4, p. 42.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Eureiandra Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 825 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 825 (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: 825 (1867)

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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