1. Family: Cucurbitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Coccinia Wight & Arn.
      1. Coccinia schliebenii Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Ethiopia to South Sudan, E. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Stems vigorous, scandent to 12 m., puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 8–24 × 8–28 cm., ovate or broadly ovate in outline, cordate, bullate, densely scabrid-punctate above, densely asperulous on veins beneath, palmately 5-lobed, the lobes triangular, ovate or lanceolate, sinuate-denticulate, rounded to obtuse, apiculate, the central largest.
    Petiole
    Petioles 3–12 cm. long, densely pubescent.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils 2-fid.
    Probract
    Probracts 3–5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    male flowers solitary or in 2–6 cm. pedunculate bracteate clusters, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 2–4 mm. long, rounded; pedicels of clustered flowers up to 20 mm. long, of solitary flowers up to 45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 2–5 mm. long, broad and shallow, lobes 12–25 mm. long, ovate-acuminate. Corolla orange-yellow, green-veined, urceolate, the lobes 4·8–6·2 × 1·4–2·1 cm., united to the middle or above. Female flowers solitary; peduncle 20–34 mm. long; ovary 13–24 × 2·5–5 mm., pubescent, 10-ribbed; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long, lobes 6·5–19 mm. long; corolla similar to that of male flower.
    Male
    male flowers solitary or in 2–6 cm. pedunculate bracteate clusters, usually with a co-axillary solitary flower; bracts small, 2–4 mm. long, rounded; pedicels of clustered flowers up to 20 mm. long, of solitary flowers up to 45 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 2–5 mm. long, broad and shallow, lobes 12–25 mm. long, ovate-acuminate. Corolla orange-yellow, green-veined, urceolate, the lobes 4·8–6·2 × 1·4–2·1 cm., united to the middle or above.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary; peduncle 20–34 mm. long; ovary 13–24 × 2·5–5 mm., pubescent, 10-ribbed; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long, lobes 6·5–19 mm. long; corolla similar to that of male flower.
    Fruits
    Fruit 6–10 × 2–3 cm., ellipsoid-cylindrical, 10-angled, red; fruit-stalk expanded upwards.
    Seeds
    Seeds ovate, lenticular, compressed, rather small, unknown in mature condition.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Strong climber to 12 m.; stems brownish-green, herbaceous, rough, angular.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade broadly ovate- or reniform-cordate in outline, sinuate-toothed, often rather remotely so, deep glossy green, somewhat bullate with sunken nerves and minutely setose becoming scabrid-punctate above, grey-green with raised softly- to scabrid-hairy nerves beneath, 80–240 mm. long, 80–280 mm. broad, palmately 5-lobed; lobes triangular, ovate or lanceolate, broadest or slightly narrowed towards the base, apiculate; petioles hairy, channelled above, 45–122 mm. long.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils bifid.
    Bracts
    Probracts glandular, 3–5 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad, larger in the ♀ than in the ♂ plant.
    Male
    Male flowers solitary or in 2–4-flowered racemiform groups on a 20–60 mm. long peduncle, accompanied by a coaxillary longer-pedicelled solitary flower; pedicels 5–40 mm. long, those of the racemose flowers subtended by fleshy bracts 2–4 mm. long and 2–3 mm. broad; receptacle-tube broad and shallow, sulcate in lower half, 2–5 mm. long; lobes ovate-acuminate, 12–25 mm. long; corolla orange-buff with green veins, urceolate, densely glandular-hairy internally about the middle, with the lobes 48–62 mm. long, 14–21 mm. broad, united in lower half or two-thirds; stamens 3.
    Flowers
    Female flowers solitary, on 20–34 mm. long stalks; ovary hairy, 13–24 mm. long, 2.5–5 mm. across, 10-ribbed; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes narrow, 6.5–19 mm. long; corolla glandular as in ♂, with lobes ± 50–52 mm. long and 16 mm. broad, united in lower half or quarter. Male flowers solitary or in 2–4-flowered racemiform groups on a 20–60 mm. long peduncle, accompanied by a coaxillary longer-pedicelled solitary flower; pedicels 5–40 mm. long, those of the racemose flowers subtended by fleshy bracts 2–4 mm. long and 2–3 mm. broad; receptacle-tube broad and shallow, sulcate in lower half, 2–5 mm. long; lobes ovate-acuminate, 12–25 mm. long; corolla orange-buff with green veins, urceolate, densely glandular-hairy internally about the middle, with the lobes 48–62 mm. long, 14–21 mm. broad, united in lower half or two-thirds; stamens 3.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary, on 20–34 mm. long stalks; ovary hairy, 13–24 mm. long, 2.5–5 mm. across, 10-ribbed; receptacle-tube 3–4 mm. long; lobes narrow, 6.5–19 mm. long; corolla glandular as in ♂, with lobes ± 50–52 mm. long and 16 mm. broad, united in lower half or quarter.
    Fruits
    Fruit red, cylindrical, 92–99 mm. long, 26–28 mm. across, with the fruit-stalk broadened upwards.
    Habitat
    Evergreen and riverine forest, semi-evergreen woodland and wooded grassland, often on thicket margins or termite-hills; 810 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania

    Coccinia schliebenii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [8538], Tanzania 22014.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [7630], Tanzania 4619.000
    Batty [1187], Tanzania 7442.000
    Ash, J. [898], Ethiopia 37863.000

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 11: 685 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Holstein, N. (2015). Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) PhytoKeys 54: 1-166.
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jeffrey, C. (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Cucurbitaceae: 1-156.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Harms in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 11: 685 (1932).

    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

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