African Plant Database

Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Information on the genus : Momordica
Basionym : Kedrostis spinosa Gilg
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
carte afrique num 26033
Record n°26033
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