African Plant Database

Momordica boivinii Baill.
Information on the genus : Momordica
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Raphanocarpus boivinii (Baill.) Chiov.
 Raphanistrocarpus boivini (Baill.) Cogn. (1895)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Raphanocarpus tuberosus Dinter
=Raphanistrocarpus asperifolius Cogn. (1924)
=Raphanistrocarpus boivinii var. constricta Zimm.
=Raphanistrocarpus boivinii var. cylindrica Zimm.
=Raphanistrocarpus boivinii (Baill.) Cogn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb climbing or trailing to 2 m long from a perennial tuberous rootstock; stems annual, herbaceous.
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora deciduous bushland, thicket, woodland and wooded grassland; riverine fringes; sandy soils; 0-1650 m alt. S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 5 m. Alt: 305 - 1950 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 65 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
More information >> ( work in progress )
Record n°25994
Feedback about this record