Genus:
Cucumis L.

Cucumis pubituberculatus Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Somalia.

[FSOM]

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

Type
C1, Ceeldheer, Thulin, Hedrén & Abdi Dahir 7288 (UPS holo., E FT K MOG iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, with trailing radiating stems from a woody rootstock; stems scabrid with forward-pointing hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade 1.5–5 x 0.8–3 cm, truncate to shallowly cordate at the base, with 2(–4) basal acute to obtuse lobes and a much longer linear to linear-lanceolate pinnately lobulate central lobe, scabrid on both surfaces; petiole 0.3–1 cm long, scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 5–6.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals filiform with a broader base, 1.5–2.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 8–12 mm long, obtuse, pubescent inside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary Male flowers solitary or paired
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 15–45 mm long Pedicels 8–15 mm long, scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ellipsoid, c. 11–15 mm long, tuberculate and finely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth similar to that in male flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose, c. 2.5 cm in diam., greenish, finely pubescent and with scattered tubercles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, 5–6 x 3–4 mm.
Distribution
C1; S2 not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 20–100 m.

Native to:

Somalia

Cucumis pubituberculatus Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Thulin, M. [7288], Somalia K000311076 isotype Yes

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 11: 538 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

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