8610.000 Lagenaria Ser.

Description of the genus

Climbers. Leaves simple; petiole with 2 lateral glands at the apex. Tendrils proximally 2-fid. Flowers white, appearing at night. Male flowers: axillary or in racemes; petals 5, entire; stamens 3. Female flowers: solitary; style 1; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit greenish, indehiscent with a hard shell. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar; one widespread in the tropics

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
breviflora (Benth.) RobertyLp,N
siceraria (Molina) Standl.Lk,W
sphaerica (Sond.) NaudinLp,N,E,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lagenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lagenaria
Flora of Malawi: Lagenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Lagenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lagenaria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lagenaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1446, retrieved 25 April 2019

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