8599.010 Cucumella Chiov.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Jeffrey, C. (1978) Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Rather small scandent or prostrate perennial herbs. Stems herbaceous, annual or perennial, becoming somewhat woody when old. Leaves simple, petiolate. Tendrils simple. Flowers small, yellow. Male flowers solitary or in small fascicles, pedicellate. Receptacle-tube campanulate, lobes small, subulate or filiform. Corolla-lobes 5, united below. Female flowers solitary, pedicellate; ovary shortly hirsute or hispid; ovules many, horizontal. Fruit rather small, fleshy, thin-walled or firm-walled, smooth but always ± hirsute or scabrid, ellipsoid or fusiform, sometimes rostrate, indehiscent. Seeds small, ovate or elliptic in outline, compressed, whitish.

Worldwide: 8 species, 7 in Africa and Madagascar and 1 in India.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bryoniifolia (Merxm.) C. JeffreyNN
engleri (Gilg) C.Jeffrey C

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Cucumella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1444, retrieved 24 February 2024

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