Genus:
Cucumis L.

Cucumis pustulatus Naudin ex Hook.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mali to Arabian Peninsula.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trailing or scandent perennial herb to 2 m
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate to broadly ovate, subcordate, sinuate-dentate, harshly hispid or scabrid, 3–10 x 2.5–8 cm, palmately (3–)5-lobed, lobes ovate-triangular to ovate-oblong, rounded, the central largest; petiole 1.3–4.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers solitary or in small clusters Female flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 4–15(–22) mm long Pedicel 3–7 cm long, thickened towards the apex Pedicels 3.8–6.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium (3–)5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear, 2–3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 5–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ellipsoid, 6–13 mm long, tuberculate-scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth as in male flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit obtusely ellipsoid to cylindrical, 5–6.5(–10) x 3–5 cm, tuberculate, green, ripening yellow, the tubercles obscure to prominent, 1–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, 6–6.5 mm long.
Distribution
N2, 3; S1 Eritrea, Ethiopia, west to Nigeria, south to S Tanzania, north to Arabia.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 300–1600 m.
Note
The records from N2 and N3 are preliminary. They are based on incomplete specimens.

[FWTA]

Cucurbitaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A ground-trailer from a perennial base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit uniformly grey-green in colour.

Native to:

Burkina, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen

Introduced into:

Cape Verde

Cucumis pustulatus Naudin ex Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1991 W.J.J.O. [5260], Chad K000731906 No
Jan 1, 1990 Schimper [835] K000311082 lectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Bonny [26], Chad K000731905 No
Dec 11, 1959 K000311081 syntype Yes
Nigeria K000312897 syntype Yes
Friss, I. [6733], Ethiopia K000731950 No
Thulin, M. [7647], Somalia K000731953 No
Bidgood, S. [3135], Tanzania K000809254 No
Friss, I. [7111], Ethiopia K000731951 No

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 544 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.

Not accepted by

  • 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. [Cited as Cucumis ficifolius.]
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève. [Cited as Cucumis ficifolius.]
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort. [Cited as Cucumis figarei.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 293.
  • Cogn. & Harms in Engl. Pflanzenr. Cucurbit. 2: 141
  • in F.T.A. 2: 544 (1871)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • 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.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. Jeffrey & M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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