African Plant Database

Momordica foetida Schumach.
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 426 (1827)
Information on the genus : Momordica
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Momordica cordifolia E. Mey. ex Sond.
=Momordica schimperiana Naudin
=Momordica mannii Hook. f. (1871)
=Momordica cucullata Hook. f.
=Momordica morkorra A. Rich.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with woody rootstock; stems trailing or climbing to 7 m long, herbaceous, when old becoming rather woody and rooting at nodes; unpleasantly aromatic.
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Ecology : Forest edges and clearings; margins of swamp and riverine forest and of secondary thickets; also a weed and colonizer of disturbed ground and of old cultivations; savanna, woodland, wooded grassland, grassland; 0-3450 m alt.
  Fernando Poo (Bioko); S. Africa, Namibia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 1 - 5 m. Alt: 275 - 1700 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

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

Bibliography other :
  • Flow. Pl. Africa 60: 112-116. pl. 2237 (2007)
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Record n°25999 modified 2007-03-30
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