Genus:
Cucumis L.

Cucumis jeffreyanus Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Ethiopia to Kenya.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Trailing herb to 1 m long; stems ± sparsely and weakly scabrid
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate to broadly ovate-triangular, cordate, scabrid, 1.5–5.5 x 1.8–4.6 cm, ± deeply palmately 3–5-lobed with ± ovate lobes, the central the largest; petiole 1–3.8 cm long, scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers solitary or paired Female flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 5.5–6 mm long, hispid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals filiform, 1.5–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 5–12 mm long Pedicels 10–20 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ellipsoid, c. 6–7 mm long, tuberculate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals c. 4–5.5 mm long Petals c. 10 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose to ellipsoid, c. 3.5–4 x 2.5–3.5 cm, glabrous, pale green, with yellow or orange thick fleshy spines 3–5 mm long; pedicel to 3.5 cm long, not thickened towards the apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic, c. 3.2–3.5 mm long.
Distribution
S1; E Ethiopia, ?E Kenya
Ecology
Altitude range 320–490 m.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia

Cucumis jeffreyanus Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1991 Burger, W. [3214], Ethiopia K000311077 holotype Yes

First published in Nordic J. Bot. 11: 539 (1991)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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