Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) Hook.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Senegal to Eritrea and Tanzania, Arabian Peninsula, Indian Subcontinent.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Scandent herb or softly woody climber to 4 m; stems glabrous or almost so, developing brownish papery bark
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate or reniform, cordate, finely shortly hispid, ± sinuate-dentate, 2.5–9 x 3.5–11.5 cm, palmately deeply 3–5-lobed, lobes obovate to lanceolate, often 3-lobulate; petioles glabrous or almost so, 1–3.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles 1–6(–15) cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium campanulate, 1.5–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals oblong-lanceolate, c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, greenish-yellow, 1.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary or clustered Male flowers 5–12(–40) in pedunculate clusters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–4 mm long Pedicels 1–5.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary narrowly ovoid, rostrate, glabrous, 5–6.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid or ellipsoid, rostrate, glabrous, dark green dotted with paler green, when ripe bright red except for the green cup-like base and sometimes also the beak, 1–3 cm long; pedicel 1–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds asymmetrically ovoid, 4–4.5 mm long.
Distribution
N2; S1, 3
Ecology
Altitude range 50–1800 m.
Vernacular
Ghalfohn (Somali-N).

Native to:

Assam, Burkina, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Zaïre

Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Gillett, J.B. [14035], Kenya 1710.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [14093], Kenya 1712.000 No
Drummond, R.B. [3576], Tanzania 4976.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [13631], Kenya 792.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [14034], Kenya 793.000 No
Kotschy [4], Ethiopia K000242633 Yes
Kotschy [162] K000242634 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709] Bryonia epigaea K001124639 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709] Bryonia epigaea K001124638 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709] Bryonia epigaea K001124637 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709] Bryonia epigaea K001124636 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709] Bryonia epigaea K001124640 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6709], India Bryonia epigaea K001124635 Yes

First published in Fl. Brit. India 2: 628 (1879)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 3: 1-634. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Nazimuddin, S. & Naqvi, S.S.H. (1984). Flora of Pakistan 154: 1-56. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Rebnner, S.S. & Pandey, A.K. (2013). The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences PhytoKeys 20: 53-118.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 3: 1-634. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Keraudren-Aymonin, M. (1975). Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire-rwanda-Burundi), Cucurbitaceae: 1-152. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Rebnner, S.S. & Pandey, A.K. (2013). The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences PhytoKeys 20: 53-118.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. Jeffrey & M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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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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