Momordica foetida Schumach.

First published in C.F.Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 426 (1827)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & S. Africa. It is a liana and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Gosline, G., Bidault, E., van der Burgt, X., Cahen, D., Challen, G., Condé, N., Couch, C., Couvreur, T.L.P., Dagallier, L.M.J., Darbyshire, I., Dawson, S., Doré, T.S., Goyder, D., Grall, A., Haba, P., Haba, P., Harris, D., Hind, D.J.N., Jongkind, & al. (2023). A Taxonomically-verified and Vouchered Checklist of the Vascular Plants of the Republic of Guinea. Nature, scientific data 10, Article number: 327: [1]-[12].
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2021). Flore du Gabon 57: 1-173. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • -Cogn. & Harms in Engl. Pflanzenr. Cucurbit. 2: 41, t. 4.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Meeuse in Bothalia 8: 47 (1962), excl. syn. M. angustisepala Harms.
  • A. Zimm., Cucurbitac. 2: 12, 36, 53, 63, 86, 106, 116, 132, figs. 11/3, 25/9–15, 37/7–10, 46, 61/3–4, 64/7, 77/15, 83/11 (1922).
  • A.J. Jex-Blake, Some Wild Flowers of Kenya p. 28 (1948).
  • Burtt Davy, Man. Fl. Pl. Ferns Transv. 1: 227 (1926).
  • E. Lind & A. Tallantire, Some Common Flowering Plants of Uganda p. 97, fig. 46 (1962).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 181 (1950).
  • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 181 (1927)
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa ed. 2, 1: 212 (1954).
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 34: 77 (1962).
  • R. O. Williams, Useful and Ornamental Plants in Zanzibar and Pemba p. 359 (1949).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 2: 396 (1947).
  • Schumach. in Schumach. & Thonn., Beskr. Guin. Pl.: 426 (1827).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2010 Gosline, G. [429] Cameroon K000582253 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [13405] Cameroon K000580254 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Nana felicite [138] Cameroon K000580232 Yes
Nov 1, 2003 Tadjouteu, F. [413] Cameroon K000746425 Yes
Nov 1, 2003 Ghogue, J.-P. [1003] Cameroon K000746426 Yes
Feb 1, 2003 Cable, S. [1241] Cameroon K000008300 Yes
Feb 1, 2003 Lane, P. [223] Cameroon K000008299 Yes
Feb 1, 2003 Gosline, G. [85] Cameroon K000008298 Yes
Jun 1, 2000 Gosline, G. [204] Cameroon K000338140 Yes
Jun 1, 1999 Zapfack, L. [841] Cameroon K000338162 Yes
Jun 1, 1999 Etuge, M. [2216] Cameroon K000338161 Yes
Jun 1, 1999 Cable, S. [3104] Cameroon K000338160 Yes
Jun 1, 1999 Cheek, M. [8654] Cameroon K000338163 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Manning, S.D. [1065] Cameroon K000050535 Yes
Jan 1, 1987 Mambo, P. [70] Cameroon K000050533 Yes
Dec 1, 1967 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6987] Cameroon K000050534 Yes
Jun 1, 1965 Holst, C. [2453] Tanzania K000310608 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1965 Mann [627] Equatorial Guinea K000310652 Unknown Type Material Yes
Jan 1, 1952 Migeod, F., W. H. [66] Cameroon K000050536 Yes
Schimper [840] K000310621 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wild, H. [40094] Zimbabwe K:SPC-04650.000 No
Meurillon, A. [1146] Cameroon K000050714 Yes
Dundas J. [20379] Cameroon K000050540 Yes
Robson, N.K.B. [248] Malawi K:SPC-32771.000 No
Osborne, J.; Banze, A.; Datizua, C.; Mamba, A.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T. [JO1739] Mozambique K001346979 No
Verdcourt, B. [970] Kenya K:SPC-00824.000 No
Onochie, C.F.A. [33358] Nigeria K:SPC-04995.000 No
Richards, H.M. [23829] Tanzania K:SPC-07620.000 No
Dunlap [53] Cameroon K000050537 Yes
[809] Angola K000312932 Unknown Type Material Yes
Harris, T. [33] Mozambique K000545035 No
Chancellor, R.J. [22] Uganda K:SPC-04648.000 No
Schimper [1466] K000310629 Unknown Type Material Yes
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [11404] Tanzania K:SPC-06949.000 No
Eyles, F. [7951] Zimbabwe K:SPC-05156.000 No
Bruneau, A. [1024] Cameroon K001518246 Yes
Tweedie [1097] Kenya K:SPC-08107.000 No
Osborne, J.; Banze, A.; Datizua, C.; Mamba, A.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T. [JO1741] Mozambique K001346981 No
Krauss [47] South Africa K000312909 Unknown Type Material Yes
Krauss [47] South Africa K000312907 Unknown Type Material Yes
Faulkner, H. [969] Tanzania K:SPC-08109.000 No
Batty [1154] Tanzania K:SPC-20462.001 No
Faulkner, H. [3276] Tanzania K:SPC-25730.000 No
Robson, N.K. [846] Zambia K:SPC-08108.000 No
Robson, N. [248] Malawi K:SPC-06516.000 No
Harris, T. [44] Mozambique K000545044 No
Brunt, M.A. [571] Cameroon K000050713 Yes
Vogel [170] Equatorial Guinea K000310654 Unknown Type Material Yes
Vogel [170] Equatorial Guinea K000310656 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wild, H. [40093] Zimbabwe K:SPC-01747.000 No
Wild, H. [40283] Zimbabwe K:SPC-04649.000 No
Polhill, R.; Paulo, S. [1344] Tanzania K:SPC-06948.000 No
Ash, J. [1103] Ethiopia K:SPC-35502.000 No
Cooper, T. [1078] South Africa K000312908 Unknown Type Material Yes
Ash [387] Ethiopia K:SPC-33267.000 No
Gossweiler, J. [4570] Angola K001307843 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [8434 & 8435] Tanzania K:SPC-03264.000 No
Mann [170] Equatorial Guinea K000310657 Unknown Type Material Yes
Brummitt, R.K. [10778] Malawi K:SPC-25694.136 No
Gossweiler, J. [9975] Angola K001307842 No
Ash, J. [10911] Ethiopia K:SPC-35486.000 No
Drege [s.n.] K000312906 Unknown Type Material Yes
Binuyo, A. [FHI 35568] Cameroon K000050712 Yes
Ash, J.W. [387] Ethiopia K:SPC-62947.000 No
Mann G. [766] Cameroon K000050715 Type Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [1265] Tanzania K:SPC-06952.000 No
Fuller, K.A.P. K:SPC-40073.000 No
Vogel [33B] Equatorial Guinea K000310653 Unknown Type Material Yes
Vogel [33B] Equatorial Guinea K000310655 Unknown Type Material Yes
Onochie, C.F.A. [33431] Nigeria K:SPC-03265.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [12872] Kenya K:SPC-00825.000 No
Renvoize, S.A.; Abdallah, R.A. [2050] Tanzania K:SPC-07347.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [8434] Tanzania K:SPC-16150.000 No
[326] K000310630 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kotschy [529] K000310622 Unknown Type Material Yes
Dundas J. [20378] Cameroon K000050539 Yes

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