Peponium cienkowskii (Schweinf.) Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Ethiopia to N. Uganda.

[FTEA]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

Morphology General Habit
Trailing or climbing herb; stems glabrous or ± hispid-hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade broadly reniform-cordate in outline, subscabrid-punctate or hispid above, ± hairy on the nerves beneath, sinuate-toothed, 61–95 mm. long, 92–140 mm. broad, unlobed or palmately 3–5-lobed to about two-thirds; lobes broadly ovate, narrowed below, sometimes obscurely 3-lobulate, apiculate; petiole ± hispid, 18–48 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Probracts 3–4 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers 4–14 in 75–190 mm. long racemes; peduncle 36–65 mm. long; pedicels 1–10 mm. long; bracts ovate to spathulate, entire or toothed, ± cucullate, 1.5–11 mm. long, 1–2 mm. broad; receptacle-tube obconic-cylindrical, slightly bulbous at the base, crisped-hairy, 12–16 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 4–4.5 mm. long; petals yellow with green veins, 20–23 mm. long, 14–19 mm. broad. Female flowers subsessile (stalks ± 2 mm. long); ovary shortly hairy, 14 mm. long, 2 mm. across.
sex Male
Male flowers 4–14 in 75–190 mm. long racemes; peduncle 36–65 mm. long; pedicels 1–10 mm. long; bracts ovate to spathulate, entire or toothed, ± cucullate, 1.5–11 mm. long, 1–2 mm. broad; receptacle-tube obconic-cylindrical, slightly bulbous at the base, crisped-hairy, 12–16 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 4–4.5 mm. long; petals yellow with green veins, 20–23 mm. long, 14–19 mm. broad.
sex Female
Female flowers subsessile (stalks ± 2 mm. long); ovary shortly hairy, 14 mm. long, 2 mm. across.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a ± 8 mm. long stalk, ellipsoid, orange when ripe, shortly and sparsely adpressed-hairy, 65–85 mm. long, 23–35 mm. across.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds lenticular, 7.5 × 4 × 2 mm.
Figures
Fig. 11/8, p. 80.
Habitat
Among rocks in deciduous and upland evergreen bushland; 1000–1830 m.
Distribution
K1 U1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda

Peponium cienkowskii (Schweinf.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Tweedie [2727], Uganda 27203.000 No
Chancellor, R.J. [240], Uganda 6596.000 No

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 318 (1897)

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.
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Nachtr.: 318 (1897).
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 183 (1950).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0