Corallocarpus boehmii (Cogn.) C. Jeffrey

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Corallocarpus boehmii

Picture: Bart Wursten

Corallocarpus boehmii

Picture: Bart Wursten

Corallocarpus boehmii

Picture: Bart Wursten

Corallocarpus boehmii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Kedrostis boehmii Cogn.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herbs with annual prostrate or scandent, bristly-hairy stems, up to 2 m long. Leaves shallowly to deeply palmately 3-5-lobed, densely hairy on both surfaces, cordate at the base; margin with small spread-out teeth. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers on a long pedicel; female flowers sessile, cream to greenish-yellow. Fruit in subsessile clusters, up to 10-15 mm long, ellipsoid, not or slightly rostrate, densely hairy, bright red when ripe.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: boehmii: after Richard Böhm (1854-1884), a German plant collector in Tanzania in 1882.
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and thickets, often on rocky outcrops and termite mounds.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1470 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Lk,S
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Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 491.

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 38.

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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: Species information: Corallocarpus boehmii., retrieved 9 December 2023

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