African Plant Database


Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Information on the genus : Momordica
Basionym : Kedrostis spinosa Gilg
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Kedrostis spinosa Gilg
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kedrostis brevispinosa Cogn.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Woody tuberous-rooted somewhat decumbent spiny shrub or stems to 30 cm long; roots sometimes tuberous; leaf blade with straight or curved rather blunt 4-40 mm long spines.
Ecology : Deciduous bushland and semi-desert scrub; woodland, grassland; 90-1500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 255 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
 
Map
carte afrique num 26033
 
Record n°26033
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