Zehneria thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C. Jeffrey

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Zehneria thwaitesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Zehneria thwaitesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Zehneria thwaitesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Melothria thwaitesii Schweinf.
Melothria tridactyla Hook. f.
Zehneria tridactyla (Hook. f.) R. & A. Fern.
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender scandent herb with annual stems arising from a perennial rootstock. Leaves variable, ovate to triangular in outline, more or less 3-lobed, finely rough above and on the veins below; margin entire or with a few small teeth. Flowers solitary, unisexual on the same plant, white fading to cream. Fruit 15-45 mm long, spindle-shaped, red when ripe.
Type location:
Sri Lanka
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine forest
Altitude range: 400 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 26 February 2012

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 52.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 483.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 74.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Zehneria thwaitesii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157050, retrieved 25 September 2022

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