Peponium pageanum C.Jeffrey

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tanzania to Mozambique.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Stems prostrate, much-branched, arising from perennial rootstock, spreading-setulose, sometimes shortly and sparsely so.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 5–7·5 × 6–9·5 cm., broady ovate in outline, cordate, sinuate-denticulate, setulose or shortly setulose, becoming scabrid-punctate above, hispid-setulose on veins beneath, rarely unlobed, usually palmately 3–5-lobed to half-way or more, lobes ovate-triangular to elliptic in outline, rounded to acute, shortly acuminate, apiculate, often 3-lobulate, sometimes deeply so.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 1–2·2 cm. long, setulose or shortly so.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils weak to rather stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
male racemes 6–8-flowered; peduncle 4–8 cm. long; pedicel of basal solitary flower 1–6 cm. long, of racemose flowers 4–11 mm. long; bracts 4·5–10 mm. long, broadly elliptic, obtuse, apiculate, inconspicuously few-toothed on upper margins. Receptacle-tube 28–32 mm. long, setulose or shortly so; lobes 2–7 mm. long, lanceolate, more or less recurved. Petals 3·5–3·7 cm. long, c. 2 cm. broad, yellow. Female flowers unknown.
sex Male
male racemes 6–8-flowered; peduncle 4–8 cm. long; pedicel of basal solitary flower 1–6 cm. long, of racemose flowers 4–11 mm. long; bracts 4·5–10 mm. long, broadly elliptic, obtuse, apiculate, inconspicuously few-toothed on upper margins. Receptacle-tube 28–32 mm. long, setulose or shortly so; lobes 2–7 mm. long, lanceolate, more or less recurved. Petals 3·5–3·7 cm. long, c. 2 cm. broad, yellow.
sex Female
Female flowers unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 7 × 3·5 cm., ellipsoid, more or less rounded except at extreme apex; fruit-stalk stout, 2–3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 7 × 4·2 × 1·3 mm.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Peponium pageanum C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Toore, A.R. [14528], Mozambique K000310188 paratype Yes

First published in Kew Bull. 30: 492 (1975)

Accepted by

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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