Zehneria marlothii (Cogn.) R. & A. Fern.

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Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
C49 turn off to Mukorfu Primary School

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
C49 turn off to Mukorfu Primary School

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

Zehneria marlothii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kalimbeza Channel, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Melothria acutifolia Cogn.
Melothria marlothii Cogn.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender climber with tendrils; stems up to 3 m long, hairless or sparsely setulose at the nodes. Leaves ovate or broadly ovate in outline, 1·3–8 cm long, rather shallowly to moderately deeply palmately 3–5-lobed, cordate at the base, dark green and rather coarsely scabrid-punctate above, smooth and hairless beneath e for a few setulae on veins; margin obscurely and remotely sinuate-denticulate; petiole 0·7–6 cm long, hairless or sparsely spiculate,. Flowers unisexual on the same plant. Male flowers in 2–15-flowered axillary clusters, on a peduncle peduncle 0·2–2 cm long, white, becoming yellow-green with age. Female flowers solitary, co-axillary with male. Fruit globose, 5–7 mm in diameter, hairless, smooth, red when ripe.
Type location:
Syntypes from South Africa & Namibia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: marlothii: named after H.W.R. Marloth (1855-1931) South African pharmacist and botanist.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 900 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 22 March 2018
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 374. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 480 - 482. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 39.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 205.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zehneria marlothii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Zehneria marlothii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zehneria marlothii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zehneria marlothii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Zehneria marlothii
Tropicos: Zehneria marlothii


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Zehneria marlothii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157000, retrieved 21 July 2018

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