8585.000 Telfairia Hook.

Description of the genus

Lianes. Tendrils 2-fid. Leaves compound, pedately 3-7-foliolate. Male flowers many, in racemes. Female flowers solitary; stigma 3-lobed. Petals 2-3.5 cm, large, purplish, fringed with filaments. Fruit large, 30 - 90 cm, ribbed, ellipsoid with base lobed and expanded. Seeds large, broadly ovate to ± circular, flattened.

Worldwide: 3 species in the tropics

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Telfairia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Telfairia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Telfairia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Telfairia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Telfairia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Telfairia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Telfairia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Telfairia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Telfairia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Telfairia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Telfairia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1438, retrieved 28 February 2020

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