Corallocarpus wildii C. Jeffrey

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Corallocarpus wildii

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Corallocarpus wildii

Picture: Bart Wursten

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Perennial herbs with annual prostrate or scandent, glabrous stems. Leaves usually deeply palmately 3-5-lobed, slightly rough on both surfaces, cordate at the base; margin with small teeth. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers on a long pedicel; female flowers sessile, cream to greenish-yellow. Fruit distinctly pedicellate, 14-28 mm long, conspicuously rostrate, glabrous, bright red when ripe except for the greenish apex.
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Derivation of specific name: wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 490.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Corallocarpus wildii
African Plant Database: Corallocarpus wildii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Corallocarpus wildii
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Wikipedia: Corallocarpus wildii

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 wildii., retrieved 1 December 2023

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