Peponium leucanthum (Gilg) Cogn.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber with tuberous rootstock; young stems herbaceous, glabrous, becoming thickened when older and woody with a thin pale brown bark and spotted with conspicuous paler oval raised lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves unknown.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils simple.
sex Male
Flowers white, appearing when the plant is leafless, the ♂ 18–24 in 95–120 mm. long racemiform pubescent inflorescences arising from the nodes; young flowers clustered at the apex of the inflorescence; peduncle 9–11 mm. long; pedicels 11–17 mm. long, deciduous; bracts filiform, tripartite, 5–7 mm. long; receptacle-tube cylindrical, 8–11 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 7–9 mm. long; petals rounded, apiculate, free; stamens 3; thecae triplicate, with one fold of each extended upwards to ± 2.5 times the length of the other two.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers, fruits and seeds unknown. Flowers white, appearing when the plant is leafless, the ♂ 18–24 in 95–120 mm. long racemiform pubescent inflorescences arising from the nodes; young flowers clustered at the apex of the inflorescence; peduncle 9–11 mm. long; pedicels 11–17 mm. long, deciduous; bracts filiform, tripartite, 5–7 mm. long; receptacle-tube cylindrical, 8–11 mm. long; lobes lanceolate, 7–9 mm. long; petals rounded, apiculate, free; stamens 3; thecae triplicate, with one fold of each extended upwards to ± 2.5 times the length of the other two.
sex Female
Female flowers, fruits and seeds unknown.
Habitat
Woodland; 200–250 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere T8

Native to:

Tanzania

Peponium leucanthum (Gilg) Cogn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 275 II: 224 (1924)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Cogn. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 275(2): 224 (1924).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 175 (1949).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

  • 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