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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania, Comoros, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber to 8 m.; stems, grooved, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate-cordate in outline, acuminate, acute and apiculate, sinuate-toothed or almost entire, punctate, glabrous except for a few short scabrid hairs on the nerves beneath, 35–80 mm. long, 28–64 mm. broad; petiole 19–54 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Dioecious. Female flowers solitary or 2–10 in sessile or up to 33 mm. pedunculate umbelliform groups; pedicels 4–22 mm. long; ovary ellipsoid or fusiform, beaked, 3–5 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm, across; receptacle-tube broadly campanulate, 3–3.5 mm. long, hairy inside; lobes triangular, 0.5 mm. long; petals ± 2.5 mm. long and 1.5 mm. broad. Male flowers in rarely sessile but usually long-pedunculate subumbelliform or racemiform groups of 10–40, with up to 42 mm. long peduncles and 2–7 mm. long pedicels, sometimes the peduncles prolonged and bearing more than 1 subumbellate group of flowers; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes triangular, 0.5 mm. long; petals white, turning yellow when old, ovate-triangular, 2–3 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad; stamens 3; filaments long.
sex Male
Male flowers in rarely sessile but usually long-pedunculate subumbelliform or racemiform groups of 10–40, with up to 42 mm. long peduncles and 2–7 mm. long pedicels, sometimes the peduncles prolonged and bearing more than 1 subumbellate group of flowers; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes triangular, 0.5 mm. long; petals white, turning yellow when old, ovate-triangular, 2–3 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad; stamens 3; filaments long.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary or 2–10 in sessile or up to 33 mm. pedunculate umbelliform groups; pedicels 4–22 mm. long; ovary ellipsoid or fusiform, beaked, 3–5 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm, across; receptacle-tube broadly campanulate, 3–3.5 mm. long, hairy inside; lobes triangular, 0.5 mm. long; petals ± 2.5 mm. long and 1.5 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits in sessile or up to 27 mm. pedunculate clusters of 1–4, with 7–20 mm. long pedicels, baccate, sphaeroid, apiculate, 7–9 mm. long, 5–7 mm. across, scrobiculate when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovate in outline, smooth, narrowly bordered, compressed, ± 4 × 2.5 × 0.5 mm.
Habitat
Rain-forest; 900–1950 m.
Distribution
T3 T6

Native to:

Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania

Zehneria emirnensis (Baker) Keraudren appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2005 Malcomber, S. [1562], Madagascar K000391237
Jan 1, 2005 Flores, T.C. [105], Madagascar K000391236
Dec 1, 1996 Barnett, L. [354], Madagascar K000391221
Dec 1, 1994 Schatz, G.E. [3175], Madagascar K000391235
Jan 1, 1962 Parker, G.W. [s.n.], Madagascar K000313367 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [282], Madagascar K000313370 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [397], Madagascar K000313371
Jan 1, 1962 Forsyth Major [343], Madagascar K000391225
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [3987], Madagascar K000391230
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [3986], Madagascar K000391231
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [3988], Madagascar K000391229
Jan 1, 1962 Hildebrandt, J.M. [3688], Madagascar K000391232
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [390], Madagascar K000391223
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [3529], Madagascar K000391224
Jan 1, 1962 Parker, G.W. [s.n.], Madagascar K000391226
Jan 1, 1962 Forsyth Major [s.n.], Madagascar K000391222
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [1975], Madagascar K000391234
Jan 1, 1962 Baron, R. [1976], Madagascar K000391228
Jan 1, 1962 Hildebrandt, J.M. [3826], Madagascar K000391227
Jan 1, 1960 Keraudren, M. [1131], Madagascar K000391242
Oct 1, 1883 Humblot, L. [539], Madagascar K000391233
Schatz, G.E. [1717], Madagascar K000391239
Schatz, G.E. [1718], Madagascar K000391238
Schlieben, H.-.J. [8138], Madagascar K000391244
Scott-Elliot, G.F. [2161], Madagascar K000391243
Phillipson, P.B. [2212], Madagascar K000391241
Dorr, L.J. [3580], Madagascar K000391240
Forsyth Major [5], Madagascar K000391220
Drummond, R.B. [2558], Tanzania Zehneria viridis 3278.000
Drummond, R.B. [3430], Tanzania Zehneria viridis 5170.000

First published in Adansonia, n.s., 4: 333 (1964)

Accepted by

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Keraudren in Adansonia 4: 333 (1964)
  • Keraudren in Fl. Madag. Cucurbitac: 47 (1966).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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