African Plant Database


Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Linnaea 12: 414 (1838)
Information on the genus : Citrullus
Basionym : Cucumis colocynthis L.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cucumis colocynthis L. (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad. (1832)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial trailing herb with somewhat woody tuberous rootstock.
Ecology : Semi-desert bushland and grassland; 0-1500 m alt. In the semi-desert regions from the Atlantic Islands to Afghanistan and Pakistan; Mediterranean region; Australia.
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 252 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1889). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(2): 332  
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 298 (1968).
  • Med-Checklist 3: 174 (1986).
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  • Fl. Iberica 3: 461 (1993). 
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 336
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 140 (2000).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 218
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 170
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Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Teline: Biodiversité végétale du sud-ouest marocain
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 25846
 
Record n°25846 modified 2007-04-16
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