Genus:
Cucumis L.

Cucumis hastatus Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to S. Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
S1, 2°45’N, 44°15’E, Thulin, Hedrén & Abdi Dahir 7765 (UPS holo., K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Trailing or climbing perennial herb to several m long; stems scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate to triangular, truncate to subcordate, sinuate-dentate, hispid, 1.2–6 x 1.2–6.5 cm, unlobed or usually ± hastate with 2(–4) basal acute to rounded lobes and a much larger ovate-triangular to ovate-oblong central lobe, ± rounded to acute; petiole 0.4–1.2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers solitary Female flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1.5–4(–10) mm long Pedicel 0.8–2.5 cm long Pedicels 3–12 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 3.5–6.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals filiform, 1.2–3.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 3.5–7.2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ellipsoid, c. 7–8 mm long, tuberculate-scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth similar to that in male flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit broadly ellipsoid, c. 4–6 x 2.7–5 cm, green or greenish-yellow, tuberculate, the tubercles scattered, c. 0.5–1.2 mm long, broadly conical with acute tip
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, c. 5.5–6 x 2.5–3 mm.
Distribution
C1, 2; S1, 2; E Ethiopia
Ecology
Altitude range c. 100–450 m.
Vernacular
Honguran, kurehre, quraari jiifo (Somali).

[FSOM]
Use
Fruits eaten by goats and people; juice of plant used against sinusitis.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Somalia

Cucumis hastatus Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Thulin, M. [7765], Somalia K000311080 isotype Yes
Thulin, M. [7707], Somalia K000809234 No

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 11: 535 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hedberg, I., Friis, I. & Persson, E. (2009). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 1: 1-305. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • 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/
    © 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 2022. 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