African Plant Database

Cucumis zambianus Widrl., J.H. Kirkbr. & al.
Protologue : Syst. Bot. 33(4): 735 (2008)
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Procumbent herb, probably annual, monoecious; rootstock fibrous, tubers 0; stems slightly sulcate, 5-sided, pilose, nodes not geniculate; [...]
Ecology : Sampled from on-farm storage and backyard gardens; not known if the plant occurs wild or only cultivated; 1320 m alt.
  Described on material grown from seed at the USDA North Central Regional Plant Introduction Station, Ames, Iowa.Seems closest to C. pustulatus Naudin ex Hook.f., but crosses with this species were unsuccessful.
  Perhaps also in Angola and Zaire.
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Record n°222992 created 2010-10-01
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