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 primarly in the Seasonally Dry Tropical biome(s).

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

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.
  • 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.

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 No
Jan 1, 2009 Nana felicite [138], Cameroon K000580232 No
Jan 1, 2009 Cheek, M. [13405], Cameroon K000580254 No
Nov 1, 2003 Ghogue, J.-P. [1003], Cameroon K000746426 No
Nov 1, 2003 Tadjouteu, F. [413], Cameroon K000746425 No
Feb 1, 2003 Gosline, G. [85], Cameroon K000008298 No
Feb 1, 2003 Lane, P. [223], Cameroon K000008299 No
Feb 1, 2003 Cable, S. [1241], Cameroon K000008300 No
Jun 1, 2000 Gosline, G. [204], Cameroon K000338140 No
Jun 1, 1999 Zapfack, L. [841], Cameroon K000338162 No
Jun 1, 1999 Cable, S. [3104], Cameroon K000338160 No
Jun 1, 1999 Etuge, M. [2216], Cameroon K000338161 No
Jun 1, 1999 Cheek, M. [8654], Cameroon K000338163 No
Jan 1, 1992 Manning, S.D. [1065], Cameroon K000050535 No
Jan 1, 1987 Mambo, P. [70], Cameroon K000050533 No
Dec 1, 1967 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6987], Cameroon K000050534 No
Jan 1, 1965 Mann [627], Bioko K000310652 Yes
Jan 1, 1952 Migeod, F. W. H. [66], Cameroon K000050536 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8434], Tanzania 16150.000 No
Wild, H. [40093], Zimbabwe 1747.000 No
Batty [1154], Tanzania 20462.001 No
Brummitt, R.K. [10778], Malawi 25694.136 No
Faulkner, H. [3276], Tanzania 25730.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [8434 & 8435], Tanzania 3264.000 No
Onochie, C.F.A. [33431], Nigeria 3265.000 No
Robson, N.K.B. [248], Malawi 32771.000 No
Ash [387], Ethiopia 33267.000 No
Ash, J. [10911], Ethiopia 35486.000 No
Ash, J. [1103], Ethiopia 35502.000 No
Fuller, K.A.P. 40073.000 No
Chancellor, R.J. [22], Uganda 4648.000 No
Wild, H. [40283], Zimbabwe 4649.000 No
Wild, H. [40094], Zimbabwe 4650.000 No
Onochie, C.F.A. [33358], Nigeria 4995.000 No
Eyles, F. [7951], Zimbabwe 5156.000 No
Ash, J.W. [387], Ethiopia 62947.000 No
Robson, N. [248], Malawi 6516.000 No
Polhill, R. [1344], Tanzania 6948.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [11404], Tanzania 6949.000 No
Drummond, R.B. [1265], Tanzania 6952.000 No
Renvoize, S.A. [2050], Tanzania 7347.000 No
Richards, H.M. [23829], Tanzania 7620.000 No
Tweedie [1097], Kenya 8107.000 No
Robson, N.K. [846], Zambia 8108.000 No
Faulkner, H. [969], Tanzania 8109.000 No
Verdcourt, B. [970], Kenya 824.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [12872], Kenya 825.000 No
Drege [s.n.] K000312906 Yes
Krauss [47], South Africa K000312909 Yes
Krauss [47], South Africa K000312907 Yes
Cooper, T. [1078], South Africa K000312908 Yes
Angola K000312932 Yes
Schimper [840] K000310621 Yes
Kotschy [529] K000310622 Yes
Schimper [1466] K000310629 Yes
K000310630 Yes
Vogel [170], Bioko K000310654 Yes
Vogel [170], Bioko K000310656 Yes
Mann [170], Bioko K000310657 Yes
Vogel [33B], Bioko K000310655 Yes
Vogel [33B], Bioko K000310653 Yes
Mann G. [766], Cameroon K000050715 Unknown type material Yes
Harris, T. [33], Mozambique K000545035 No
Harris, T. [44], Mozambique K000545044 No
Dunlap [53], Cameroon K000050537 No
Meurillon, A. [1146], Cameroon K000050714 No
Binuyo, A. [FHI 35568], Cameroon K000050712 No
Brunt, M.A. [571], Cameroon K000050713 No
Dundas J. [20379], Cameroon K000050540 No
Dundas J. [20378], Cameroon K000050539 No

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0