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.) RobertyN,WLp,NDescription, Image
siceraria (Molina) Standl.B,CLk,WImage
sphaerica (Sond.) NaudinN,C,E,SLp,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
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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
Wikipedia: Lagenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagenaria

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Lagenaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1446, retrieved 8 February 2023

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