African Plant Database

Cucumis hirsutus Sond.
Protologue : Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 497 (1862) 
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cucumis sonderi Cogn. (1881)
=Cucumis gossweileri Norman
=Cucumis homblei De Wild. ex Cogn.
=Cucumis seretii De Wild.
=Cucumis seretioides Suess. (1951)
=Cucumis welwitschii Cogn.
=Cucumis wildemanianus Cogn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Coarse trailing perennial herb to 2,5 m long with large, woody rootstock; dioecious like C. baladensis.
Ecology : Deciduous woodland and bushland, grassland; also becoming a weed of old cultivated ground; 150-2500 m alt. S. Africa, Botswana; Madagascar.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Length 0.3 - 2 m. Alt: 15 - 1830 m. Distribution: BOT, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 256 (1937).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 65 (1997).
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