1. Family: Cucurbitaceae Juss.
    1. Eureiandra Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Scandent softly ligneous shrubs or herbs.
    Roots
    Rootstock perennial, tuberous.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, petiolate.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils simple.
    Flowers
    Male flowers solitary or few to many in sessile or pedunculate axillary fascicles. Female flowers solitary; perianth similar to that of male flower, receptacle smaller; staminodes 3 or 5, variously developed; ovary ellipsoid, rostrate, terete; ovules many, horizontal; stigma 3-lobed. Flowers yellow or white, dioecious.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle-tube short, obconic below, expanded above; lobes lanceolate, entire.
    Corolla
    Petals 5, free, entire.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, 4 in 2 pairs, 1 single, all 1-thecous, or the paired stamens variously to completely united into 2 double 2-thecous stamens, free; filaments inserted in the mouth of the lower part of the receptacle-tube; connectives broad; thecae flexuous.
    Fruits
    Fruits ellipsoid, rostrate, fleshy, orange-red, indehiscent.
    Seeds
    Seeds tumid, margined; testa smooth or fibrillose.
    [FTEA]

    Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

    Habit
    Herbaceous or rather woody perennial climbers with tuberous rootstocks
    Leaves
    Leaves simple
    Tendrils
    Tendrils simple
    Flowers
    Flowers yellow, dioecious Male flowers solitary or in few-many-flowered sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes usually entire, relatively large; petals 5, free, entire; stamens inserted about the middle of the tube, 5 (all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single), free, or the paired stamens more or less united and the stamens then becoming 3 (2 double 2-thecous and 1 single 1-thecous); connective broad; thecae triplicate, ± contorted Female flowers solitary; ovary terete, ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± beaked; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short; staminodes present, 3 or 5; stigma 3-lobed
    Male
    Male flowers solitary or in few-many-flowered sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; receptacle-tube relatively short and broad; lobes usually entire, relatively large; petals 5, free, entire; stamens inserted about the middle of the tube, 5 (all 1-thecous, in 2 pairs with 1 single), free, or the paired stamens more or less united and the stamens then becoming 3 (2 double 2-thecous and 1 single 1-thecous); connective broad; thecae triplicate, ± contorted
    Female
    Female flowers solitary; ovary terete, ellipsoid-cylindrical, ± beaked; ovules many, horizontal; receptacle-tube short; staminodes present, 3 or 5; stigma 3-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid-ellipsoid, beaked, fleshy, orange-red, indehiscent
    Seeds
    Seeds tumid, asymmetrically ovoid to subglobose, margined; testa smooth or fibrillose
    Figures
    Fig. 4, p. 42.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Eureiandra Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 1: 825 (1867)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Benth. & Hook., Gen. Pl. 1: 825 (1867).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in G.P. 1: 825 (1867)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0