8628.000 Coccinia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Dioecious climbing perennials. Tendrils simple or proximally 2-fid. Leaves simple, lobed. Flowers creamy-white to deep orange-yellow. Corolla 5-lobed. Stamens usually 3, usually all 2-thecous. Female flowers solitary or rarely racemose; ovary smooth; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit spherical, ellipsoid or oblong, red when mature. Style 1.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and South Africa, one extending to Malesia

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.B,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription, Image
barteri (Hook. f.) KeayWCbDescription, Image
sp. A N
sp. B S

Other sources of information about Coccinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coccinia
Flora of Malawi: Coccinia
Flora of Mozambique: Coccinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coccinia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coccinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coccinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coccinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coccinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Coccinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coccinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Coccinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coccinia
Plants of the World Online: Coccinia
Tropicos: Coccinia
Wikipedia: Coccinia

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: Coccinia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1450, retrieved 16 June 2024

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