African Plant Database

Peponium Engl.
Protologue : Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. 1: 318 (1897)
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Peponia Naudin (1866)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Peponiella Kuntze (1898)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climber. Stems up to 3 m, with soft, whitish trichomes, at least along nerves. Petiole 1.5–16.5 cm, with whitish trichomes (Fig. 8b). Leaves 2.6–14.5 × 3.2–18 cm, cordate, 5-angulate to 5-lobate, sometimes lobulate. Margin denticulate. Apex at least of central lobe acute, often acuminate. Upper leaf surface with hyaline to white pustules and usually with white trichomes.
Ecology : Elevation 1100–2100 m. Red soil, black soil. Open forest, savannas, evergreen bushland, shrubland, grassland

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 135 (1991).
  • LEBRUN J.P. & A. STORK (2003). Tropical african flowering Plants (Ecol. & Distribution) Annonaceae-Balanitaceae Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 1: 464
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Record n°193543 modified 2008-12-27
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