Trochomeria macrocarpa (Sond.) Hook. f.
subsp. macrocarpa

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Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Picture: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

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Status: Native
Description:
Stems prostrate or climbing, to 6 m. Leaves ovate in outline; base cordate. Tendrils simple. Stipule-like bracts 0 (in ours). Corolla lobes 2-6 cm, greenish-yellow, strongly reflexed. Fruit ellipsoid, bright red.
Type location:
Syntypes from South Africa
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrocarpa: with large fruits
Habitat: In open woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout northern and eastern tropical Africa and south to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,W
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 135. as Trochomeria macrocarpa (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 457.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 172. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 53.

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Flora of Botswana: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
Flora of Caprivi: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
Flora of Malawi: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
Flora of Mozambique: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trochomeria macrocarpa
African Plant Database: Trochomeria macrocarpa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Trochomeria macrocarpa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trochomeria macrocarpa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Trochomeria macrocarpa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Trochomeria macrocarpa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Trochomeria macrocarpa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Trochomeria macrocarpa
iNaturalist: Trochomeria macrocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trochomeria macrocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Plants of the World Online: Trochomeria macrocarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Trochomeria macrocarpa
Tropicos: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Wikipedia: Trochomeria macrocarpa


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157350, retrieved 16 September 2019

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