Lagenaria Ser.

First published in Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève 3(1): 25 (1825)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Comoros, Madagascar.


Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil South, Cambodia, Canary Is., Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Florida, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mali, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Namibia, New Caledonia, New York, Nicobar Is., North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pakistan, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Society Is., South Carolina, Swaziland, Tadzhikistan, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virginia, Windward Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 529.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Mém. Soc. Phys. Hist. Nat. Genève 3: 25, t. 2 (1825).

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 Mém. Soc. Phys. Genèv. 3: 25, t. 2 (1825)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10282] Cameroon K000008343 Yes
Drege [103] South Africa K000310293 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ash, J. [881] Ethiopia K:SPC-37862.000 No
Drege [s.n.] South Africa K000310294 Unknown Type Material Yes
[103] South Africa K000310295 Unknown Type Material Yes
Richards, H.M. [11434] Zambia K:SPC-06941.000 No
Ash, J. [1369] Ethiopia K:SPC-34539.000 No


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.