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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda and Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender herb trailing or climbing to 0.3 m.; stem almost glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade triangular, ± scabrid-punctate above, smooth beneath except on the nerves, entire or ± sinuate or sinuate-toothed, obtuse and apiculate, 26–72 mm. long, 28–93 mm. broad; petiole 7–30 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Monoecious. Female flowers solitary, sometimes co-axillary with ♂; pedicel filiform, 26–56 mm. long; ovary fusiform with small basal collar, 3–5 mm. long, 1–2 mm. across; receptacle-tube 2 mm. long; lobes filiform, 0.5 mm. long; petals 2 mm. long, 1 mm. broad. Male flowers 1–2; pedicels filiform, 11–45 mm. long; receptacle-tube 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 0.5 mm. long; petals white becoming cream when old, small; stamens 3, shortly inserted.
sex Male
Male flowers 1–2; pedicels filiform, 11–45 mm. long; receptacle-tube 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-lanceolate, 0.5 mm. long; petals white becoming cream when old, small; stamens 3, shortly inserted.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary, sometimes co-axillary with ♂; pedicel filiform, 26–56 mm. long; ovary fusiform with small basal collar, 3–5 mm. long, 1–2 mm. across; receptacle-tube 2 mm. long; lobes filiform, 0.5 mm. long; petals 2 mm. long, 1 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a slender 20–58 mm. long stalk, globose, red, 6–10 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, smooth, bordered, with depressed convex disk, 3.5–4.5 × 2.5 × 0.5 mm.
Habitat
Rain- and swamp-forest; 1150–1220 m.
Distribution
U4 west tropical Africa from Sierra Leone to Angola

[FWTA]

Cucurbitaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A very slender climber
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Ripe berry reddish.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Zehneria capillacea (Schumach.) C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gillett, J.B. [15203], Nigeria 32832.000
Bioko K000313441

First published in Kew Bull. 15: 366 (1961 publ. 1962)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. 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.
  • Keraudren-Aymonin, M. (1975). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Cucurbitaceae: 1-152. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • 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.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • 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. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. Jeffrey in Kew Bulletin 15: 366 (1962).
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultram., sér. 2, 34: 117 (1962).

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