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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Coccinia rehmannii Cogn.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Stems annual or perennial, slender, prostrate or scandent, arising from a large tuberous rootstock, almost glabrous to rather densely hispid or setulose, becoming white-punctate when older.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 2–8 × 2·5–13 cm., broadly ovate in outline, cordate, shortly usually rather sparsely setulose on veins beneath, scabrid-punctate above, pentagonal or shallowly to usually deeply palmately 3–5-lobed, the lobes broadly ovate or obovate to elliptic or oblanceolate, entire or shallowly to quite sharply sinuate-dentate or deeply and sharply lobulate, obtuse, apiculate, the central largest.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 0·5–6 cm. long, sparsely to densely setulose or setose.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Probract
Probracts 1–3 mm. long, small, narrow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
male flowers solitary, in sessile few-flowered clusters or in 2–20-flowered 0·8–3 cm. pedunculate racemes, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 1–5 mm. long, rounded, often absent; pedicels 5–45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 3–6 mm. long, broadly campanulate, sparsely to usually densely pubescent, setulose or long-pilose, lobes 2–8 mm. long, lanceolate, acute. Corolla whitish-cream to pale yellow, green-veined, the lobes 1–3 × 0·5–1·5 cm., obovate, apiculate, united to above the middle. Female flowers solitary; pedicels 2–15 mm. long; ovary 6–13 × 1–2·5 mm., shortly ellipsoid or fusiform, almost glabrous to densely pilose; receptacle-tube 2–3·5 mm. long, narrowly campanulate or shortly cylindrical, lobes 2–5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate.
sex Male
male flowers solitary, in sessile few-flowered clusters or in 2–20-flowered 0·8–3 cm. pedunculate racemes, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 1–5 mm. long, rounded, often absent; pedicels 5–45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 3–6 mm. long, broadly campanulate, sparsely to usually densely pubescent, setulose or long-pilose, lobes 2–8 mm. long, lanceolate, acute. Corolla whitish-cream to pale yellow, green-veined, the lobes 1–3 × 0·5–1·5 cm., obovate, apiculate, united to above the middle.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary; pedicels 2–15 mm. long; ovary 6–13 × 1–2·5 mm., shortly ellipsoid or fusiform, almost glabrous to densely pilose; receptacle-tube 2–3·5 mm. long, narrowly campanulate or shortly cylindrical, lobes 2–5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 1·5–7·5 × 1–3·5 cm., shortly ellipsoid to ellipsoid-cylindrical, sometimes ± pyriform, smooth, bright red when mature; fruit-stalk 0·4–2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4·7–7 × 2–3 × 1·1–1·7 mm., asymmetrically ovate-oblong in outline, sometimes slightly arcuate, compressed, with flat faces and 2-grooved margins; testa minutely rugulose.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Coccinia rehmannii Cogn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2009 Crawford, F. [155], Namibia K000450431
Rehmann, A. [5168], South Africa K000313196

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 418 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Holstein, N. (2015). Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) PhytoKeys 54: 1-166.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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