1. Family: Cucurbitaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Coccinia Wight & Arn.
      1. Coccinia subglabra C.Jeffrey

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Stems slender, scandent, glabrous, becoming white-punctate when older.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 5–14 × 6·5–18 cm., broadly ovate in outline, cordate, glabrous or almost so, punctate, deeply palmately 3–5-lobed, the lobes broadly ovate or triangular to elliptic, oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate, entire or sinuate-dentate especially towards the apex, acute to obtuse, apiculate, the central largest.
    Petiole
    Petioles 0·6–4 cm. long, setulose on upper margins or glabrous.
    Tendrils
    Tendrils simple.
    Probract
    Probracts 3–5 mm. long, narrow, oblanceolate-spathulate.
    Male
    male flowers in 2–6·5 cm. pedunculate racemes, co-axillary with a 20–65 mm. pedicellate solitary flower; pedicels of racemose flowers 2–7 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 4–6·5 mm. long, obconic, lobes 3–7·5 mm. long, triangular-lanceolate, acute. Corolla-lobes 2·5–3 × 1–2 cm., deep yellow, ovate, acute, united in lower half.
    Flowers
    Female flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 29–32 mm. long; ovary 20–25 × 1·5–2 mm., cylindrical, glabrous; receptacle-tube c. 3 mm. long, campanulate, lobes 3·5 mm. long, lanceolate, acute. male flowers in 2–6·5 cm. pedunculate racemes, co-axillary with a 20–65 mm. pedicellate solitary flower; pedicels of racemose flowers 2–7 mm. long. Receptacle-tube 4–6·5 mm. long, obconic, lobes 3–7·5 mm. long, triangular-lanceolate, acute. Corolla-lobes 2·5–3 × 1–2 cm., deep yellow, ovate, acute, united in lower half.
    Female
    Female flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels 29–32 mm. long; ovary 20–25 × 1·5–2 mm., cylindrical, glabrous; receptacle-tube c. 3 mm. long, campanulate, lobes 3·5 mm. long, lanceolate, acute.
    Fruits
    Fruit 4·5–5·5 × 1·2–1·5 cm., cylindrical, terete, obtuse, tapered towards the base, vermilion; fruit-stalk 3·5–4 cm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 5 × 3·5 × 1·4 mm., ovate in outline, compressed, lenticular.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Coccinia subglabra C.Jeffrey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Torre, A.R. [9417A], Mozambique K000313457 paratype
    Torre, A.R. [9417], Mozambique K000313458 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 30: 479 (1975)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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