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This species is accepted, and its native range is Sudan, SE. Kenya to NE. Tanzania, Madagascar.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched ± procumbent trailing herb with fibrous rootstock; stems slender, rooting at the nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade triangular, hastate or sagittate in outline, punctate above, glabrous beneath, entire or slightly sinuate-toothed, 28–63 mm. long, 30–50 mm. broad, ± 3-lobed; lobes sub-triangular, apiculate; petiole glabrous, 11–45 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Monoecious. Female flowers solitary on 4–20 mm. long pedicels; ovary fusiform, 12–16 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. across; receptacle-tube ± 2.5 mm. long; lobes subulate, up to 1 mm. long; petals ± 5 mm. long, 2–3–3.5 mm. broad. Male flowers 3–18 in subumbelliform clusters, rarely solitary; peduncles 4–50 mm. long; pedicels 2–10 mm. long; receptacle-tube 2.5–3.5 mm. long; lobes subulate, 0.5 mm. long; petals white, ovate-elliptic, slightly narrowed below, 3.5–6 mm. long, 1.5–3 mm. broad; stamens 3, shortly inserted.
sex Male
Male flowers 3–18 in subumbelliform clusters, rarely solitary; peduncles 4–50 mm. long; pedicels 2–10 mm. long; receptacle-tube 2.5–3.5 mm. long; lobes subulate, 0.5 mm. long; petals white, ovate-elliptic, slightly narrowed below, 3.5–6 mm. long, 1.5–3 mm. broad; stamens 3, shortly inserted.
sex Female
Female flowers solitary on 4–20 mm. long pedicels; ovary fusiform, 12–16 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. across; receptacle-tube ± 2.5 mm. long; lobes subulate, up to 1 mm. long; petals ± 5 mm. long, 2–3–3.5 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a 10–20 mm. long stalk, fusiform, beaked, 13–28 mm. long, 7–10 mm. across, geotropic on ripening.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (fig. 21/13, p. 120) asymmetrically ovate in outline, with broad edges, prominent raised margins and somewhat depressed convex disk, 4.5–5 × 2.5–2.8 × 1 mm.
Habitat
Swampy and marshy places and margins of open water; 20–425 m.
Distribution
K7 T3

Native to:

Kenya, Madagascar, Sudan, Tanzania

Zehneria peneyana (Naudin) Schweinf. & Asch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond, R.B. [2278], Tanzania 1775.000

First published in Beitr. Fl. Aethiop.: 268 (1867)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Aschers. & Schweinf. in Schweinf., Beitr. Fl. Aethiop.: 268 (1867).
  • Keraudren, Fl. Madag. Cucurbitac: 43 (1966).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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