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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
Zehneria marlothii (Cogn.) R. & A. Fernandes

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Stem scandent to 3 m., glabrous or sparsely setulose at the nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 1·3–7·0 x 1·0–7·8 cm., membraneous, ovate or broadly ovate in outline, cordate, dark green and rather coarsely scabrid-punctate above, smooth and glabrous or glabrous except for a few setulae on veins beneath, obscurely and remotely to rather prominently sinuate-denticulate at the margins, rather shallowly to moderately deeply palmately 3–5-lobed, the central largest, broadly triangular to ovate, more or less acuminate, acute to obtuse or rounded, apiculate, the lateral shorter.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles glabrous or sparsely spiculate, 0·7–6 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers monoecious. Female flowers solitary, co-axillary with male; pedicels 1·5–8 mm. long; ovary 1·5–2·5 mm. long; perianth as in male flower. Male flowers 2–15 in shortly racemiform or subumbelliform pedunculate axillary clusters, rarely solitary; peduncle 0·2–2 cm. long; pedicels 1–3 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 0·5–1·3 cm. long, lobes triangular, dentiform, 0·2–0·4 mm. long. Petals white, becoming yellow-green with age, 0·8–1·5 mm. long.
sex Male
Male flowers 2–15 in shortly racemiform or subumbelliform pedunculate axillary clusters, rarely solitary; peduncle 0·2–2 cm. long; pedicels 1–3 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 0·5–1·3 cm. long, lobes triangular, dentiform, 0·2–0·4 mm. long. Petals white, becoming yellow-green with age, 0·8–1·5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary, co-axillary with male; pedicels 1·5–8 mm. long; ovary 1·5–2·5 mm. long; perianth as in male flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits globose, glabrous, red, 5–7 mm. in diameter; pedicels 2–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovate in outline, smooth, compressed, 4·2–4·7 × 2·7–3.5× 0·4–0·7 mm.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zimbabwe

English
Donkey Flower

Zehneria marlothii (Cogn.) R.Fern. & A.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Mem. Junta Invest. Ultramar, 2 Ser. 34: 120 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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Plants and People Africa
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