Cucumis thulinianus J.H.Kirkbr.

First published in Biosyst. Monog. Gen. Cucumis (Cucurbitac.): 56 (1993)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Somalia (near Erigavo). It is a perennial and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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

Type
N2, “Erigavo”, Hemming 2011 (K holo., FT iso.)
Morphology General Habit
Scrambling herb to 1.8 m; stems densely scabrid with deflexed hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate in outline, cordate, sinuate-dentate, scabrid, to c. 3 x 2.5 cm, deeply palmately 5-lobed, the lobes narrow, ± lobulate; petiole 0.5–1 cm long, scabrid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers solitary Female flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 8–10 mm long Pedicel c. 1.5 cm long Pedicel c. 6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 3.5–4.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals narrowly triangular, c. 1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary spiny
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid or obovate, c. 5–6 x 3.5–4 cm, with thick fleshy spines to 15 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, c. 5.2–5.6 x 2.8 mm.
Distribution
N2 (near Cerigaabo) not known elsewhere.
Ecology
Altitude range c. 1700–1800 m.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0