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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Stems glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 1·6–6·5 × 1·8–8·2 cm., membraneous, thin, ovate to broadly ovate in outline, punctate or asperulous above, glabrous or with a few setulae on main veins beneath, moderately to rather deeply or rarely obscurely palmately 5-lobed, the lobes triangular, ovate, broadly elliptic or elliptic, the central largest, rather coarsely and remotely sinuate-denticulate in upper part, sometimes sublobulate, obtuse to acute, apiculate, the lateral shorter.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles 0·7–7 cm. long, glabrous or sparsely spiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers monoecious. Female flowers solitary and usually co-axillary with male infloresence or 1–2 in shortly racemiform or subumbelliform bisexual (with 1–7 male lowers) pedunculate axillary clusters; peduncles 0·9–3·0 cm. long; pedicels of racemose flowers 2–7 mm. long, of solitary flowers 2–6(14) mm. long; ovary 2·7–4 mm. long, ellipsoid or broadly ellipsoid, shortly rostrate; perianth as in male flower. male flowers solitary or 1–9 in shortly racemiform male or bisexual (with 1–2 female flowers) pedunculate axillary clusters, usually co-axillary with a solitary female or sometimes male flower; peduncles 0·3–3·8 cm. long; pedicels 2·5–4(10) mm. long. Receptacle-tube 2·0–3·5 mm. long; lobes 0·2–0·7 mm. long, dentiform. Petals 2–3 mm. long, cream.
sex Male
male flowers solitary or 1–9 in shortly racemiform male or bisexual (with 1–2 female flowers) pedunculate axillary clusters, usually co-axillary with a solitary female or sometimes male flower; peduncles 0·3–3·8 cm. long; pedicels 2·5–4(10) mm. long. Receptacle-tube 2·0–3·5 mm. long; lobes 0·2–0·7 mm. long, dentiform. Petals 2–3 mm. long, cream.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary and usually co-axillary with male infloresence or 1–2 in shortly racemiform or subumbelliform bisexual (with 1–7 male lowers) pedunculate axillary clusters; peduncles 0·9–3·0 cm. long; pedicels of racemose flowers 2–7 mm. long, of solitary flowers 2–6(14) mm. long; ovary 2·7–4 mm. long, ellipsoid or broadly ellipsoid, shortly rostrate; perianth as in male flower.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits 8–11 mm. in diameter, glabrous, globose, bluish when mature; pedicels 3–14 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2·7–3·5 × 1·6–1·9 × 0·2–0·3 mm., ovate or elliptic, smooth, compressed.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Zehneria parvifolia (Cogn.) J.H.Ross appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 10: 568 (1972)

Accepted by

  • 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

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

Flora Zambesiaca
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/
© 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 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