1. Family: Cucurbitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Coccinia Wight & Arn.
      1. Coccinia rehmannii Cogn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Stems annual or perennial, slender, prostrate or scandent, arising from a large tuberous rootstock, almost glabrous to rather densely hispid or setulose, becoming white-punctate when older.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 2–8 × 2·5–13 cm., broadly ovate in outline, cordate, shortly usually rather sparsely setulose on veins beneath, scabrid-punctate above, pentagonal or shallowly to usually deeply palmately 3–5-lobed, the lobes broadly ovate or obovate to elliptic or oblanceolate, entire or shallowly to quite sharply sinuate-dentate or deeply and sharply lobulate, obtuse, apiculate, the central largest.
    Petiole
    Petiole 0·5–6 cm. long, sparsely to densely setulose or setose.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils simple.
    Probract
    Probracts 1–3 mm. long, small, narrow.
    Flowers
    male flowers solitary, in sessile few-flowered clusters or in 2–20-flowered 0·8–3 cm. pedunculate racemes, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 1–5 mm. long, rounded, often absent; pedicels 5–45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 3–6 mm. long, broadly campanulate, sparsely to usually densely pubescent, setulose or long-pilose, lobes 2–8 mm. long, lanceolate, acute. Corolla whitish-cream to pale yellow, green-veined, the lobes 1–3 × 0·5–1·5 cm., obovate, apiculate, united to above the middle. Female flowers solitary; pedicels 2–15 mm. long; ovary 6–13 × 1–2·5 mm., shortly ellipsoid or fusiform, almost glabrous to densely pilose; receptacle-tube 2–3·5 mm. long, narrowly campanulate or shortly cylindrical, lobes 2–5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate.
    Male
    male flowers solitary, in sessile few-flowered clusters or in 2–20-flowered 0·8–3 cm. pedunculate racemes, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 1–5 mm. long, rounded, often absent; pedicels 5–45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 3–6 mm. long, broadly campanulate, sparsely to usually densely pubescent, setulose or long-pilose, lobes 2–8 mm. long, lanceolate, acute. Corolla whitish-cream to pale yellow, green-veined, the lobes 1–3 × 0·5–1·5 cm., obovate, apiculate, united to above the middle.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary; pedicels 2–15 mm. long; ovary 6–13 × 1–2·5 mm., shortly ellipsoid or fusiform, almost glabrous to densely pilose; receptacle-tube 2–3·5 mm. long, narrowly campanulate or shortly cylindrical, lobes 2–5 mm. long, linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1·5–7·5 × 1–3·5 cm., shortly ellipsoid to ellipsoid-cylindrical, sometimes ± pyriform, smooth, bright red when mature; fruit-stalk 0·4–2 cm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds 4·7–7 × 2–3 × 1·1–1·7 mm., asymmetrically ovate-oblong in outline, sometimes slightly arcuate, compressed, with flat faces and 2-grooved margins; testa minutely rugulose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

    Coccinia rehmannii Cogn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2009 Crawford, F. [155], Namibia K000450431
    Rehmann, A. [5168], South Africa K000313196

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 418 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Holstein, N. (2015). Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) PhytoKeys 54: 1-166.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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