Cucumis ficifolius A.Rich.

First published in Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 294 (1848)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mauritania to Ethiopia and Tanzania, SW. Arabian Peninsula. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Keraudren-Aymonin, M. (1975). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Cucurbitaceae: 1-152. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • -Cogn. & Harms in Engl. Pflanzenr. Cucurbit. 2: 138.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Rich., Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 294, t .53 bis (1847), non sensu A. Meeuse in Bothalia 8: 81 (1962).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1992 Sleik, A. [A2041] Somalia K000809233 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Hillier, R.G. [955] Ethiopia K000731933 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 de Wilde, J.J.F.E [7058] Ethiopia K000731930 Yes
Jan 1, 1985 Burger, W. [3498] Ethiopia K000731932 Yes
Dec 11, 1959 Mohr [s.n.] Ethiopia K000312889 Type Yes
Friss, I.; Bidgood, S.; Host, P.; Melaku, W.; Getachew, E. [10157] Ethiopia K000731926 Yes
Westphal, E.; Westphal-Stevels, J.M.C. [850] Ethiopia K000731931 Yes
Gillett, J.B. [14381] Ethiopia K:SPC-01722.000 No
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [1212 A.] Kenya K:SPC-06933.000 No
Richards, H.M. [26525] Tanzania K:SPC-36133.000 No
Gilbert, M.SB.; Getachew, A. [2865] Ethiopia K000731929 Yes
Friss, I.; Bidgood, S.; Host, P.; Melaku, W.; Kebede, S. [6755] Ethiopia K000731925 Yes
de Wilde, J.J.F.E [4831] Ethiopia K000731927 Yes
Perdue, Jr.R.E. [6307] Ethiopia K000731924 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [11412] Kenya K:SPC-06511.000 No
Richards, H.M. [24199] Tanzania K:SPC-07413.000 No
Ash [263] Ethiopia K:SPC-07553.000 No

Sources

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    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0