African Plant Database


Cucumis prophetarum L.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Cent. Pl. I 32 (1755)
Information on the genus : Cucumis
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cucumis prophetarum L. subsp. prophetarum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cucumis ficifolius auct. sensu Keay in Hutch. & Dalz.
=Cucumis pustulatus var. echinophorus A. Terracc. (1894)
=Cucumis filifolius auct. non A.Rich.
=Cucumis pustulatus auct. Alg.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Cucumis prophetarum L. subsp. prophetarum
Cucumis prophetarum subsp. dissectus (Naudin) C. Jeffrey (1962)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber or trailer to 2,5 m long; basal stems tough, lightbarked, somewhat thickened, arising from a perennial rootstock.
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Ecology : Semi-desert scrub; deciduous bushland and grassland; in tugs or on limestone slopes (Somalia); dry Acacia bushland; open Acacia-Commiphora bushland and grassland; also in cultivated places; 0-2010 m alt.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 894 (1963).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 3: 174 (1986).
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 142 (2000).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 142559
 
Record n°142559
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