Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

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Status: Possibly introduced
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Habitat: Widely cultivated for its gourds but sometimes apparently wild by streams or roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Origins unknown but now pantropical.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,W
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 440.

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 53.

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Flora of Botswana: Lagenaria siceraria
Flora of Malawi: Lagenaria siceraria
Flora of Mozambique: Lagenaria siceraria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lagenaria siceraria

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lagenaria siceraria
African Plant Database: Lagenaria siceraria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lagenaria siceraria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lagenaria siceraria
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lagenaria siceraria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lagenaria siceraria
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagenaria siceraria
JSTOR Plant Science: Lagenaria siceraria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagenaria siceraria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lagenaria siceraria
Plants of the World Online: Lagenaria siceraria
Tropicos: Lagenaria siceraria
Wikipedia: Lagenaria siceraria

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Lagenaria siceraria., retrieved 29 November 2021

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