Cucumis hirsutus Sond.

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 497 (1862)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Cameroon to Sudan and S. Africa. It is a scrambling perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Congo, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • 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.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.
  • Keraudren-Aymonin, M. (1975). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Cucurbitaceae: 1-152. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Meeuse in Bothalia 8: 63 (1962).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 172 (1950).
  • Hook. f. in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 546 (1871).
  • Keraudren, Fl. Madag. Cucurbitac: 143 (1966).
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 34: 85 (1962).
  • Sond. in Fl. Cap. 2: 497 (1862).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 1998 Schmidt, H.H.; Gerau, R.E.; Munyenyembe, P.; Kayombo, M.J.; Mwangoka; M.A. [1282] Tanzania K000809265 Yes
Nov 16, 1990 Thulin, M.; Hedrén, M.; Abdi, M.D. [7772] Somalia K000809228 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Paterson, A. [430] Congo, Republic of the K000731903 Yes
Aug 1, 1960 Kirk [s.n.] Mozambique K000311071 Type Yes
Maiato, F.; Chisingui, V.; Camôngua, J. [FM1798] Angola K001636048 Yes
Burke [297] South Africa K000311069 Type Yes
Burke [297] South Africa K000311068 Type Yes
Gossweiler, J. [4107] Angola K001307858 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [3075 A] Zambia K:SPC-16140.000 No
Wild, H. [40804] Zimbabwe K:SPC-01713.000 No
Wild, H. [41817] Zimbabwe K:SPC-01720.000 No
Wild, H. [44872] Zimbabwe K:SPC-01716.000 No
[581] K000311067 Type Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [10538] Tanzania K:SPC-16139.000 No
Gossweiler, J. [9946] Angola K001307859 Yes
Smith, P.P. [761] Zambia K000809277 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [3003] Zambia K:SPC-01715.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [7800] Tanzania K:SPC-01717.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [8880] Tanzania K:SPC-08079.000 No

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