African Plant Database


Oreosyce africana Hook. f.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 548 (1871) 
Information on the genus : Oreosyce
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cucumis oreosyce H. Schaef. (- fide Blumea 52: 171 (2007).)
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cucumis oreosyce H. Schaef. (- fide Blumea 52: 171 (2007).)
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Cucumis oreosyce H. Schaef. (- fide Blumea 52: 171 (2007).)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cucumis oreosyce H. Schaef. (2007)
=Cucumis subsericeus Hook. f. (1871)
=Hymenosicyos subsericeus (Hook. f.) Harms (1923)
=Oreosyce subsericea (Hook. f.) A. Meeuse (1962)
=Cucumis cecili N.E. Br. (1906)
=Cucumis membranifolius Hook. f. (1871)
=Oreosyce bequaertii De Wild. (1921)
=Oreosyce parvifolia Cogn.
=Oreosyce triangularis Cogn. (1895)
=Oreosyce villosa Cogn.
=Cucumis parvifolius Cogn. (1891)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial climber or trailer to 3 m long with rather slender 4-40 cm tall and to 60 cm wide; stems herbaceous to woody, to
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Ecology : Grassland, edges and clearings in rain-, swamp and other ground-water forests and bamboo thickets; granitic hills on scree; wet or moist Aningeria-Syzygium forest margins; plantations; 800-2800(-3000) m alt. Sudan (Imatong Mts.).
  Fernando Poo (Bioko); S. Africa, Botswana; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 3 m. Alt: ? - 800 m. Distribution: BOT, LP
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1967). Flora of Tropical East Africa Cucurbitaceae: 110
 
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Record n°25889 modified 2008-07-03
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