African Plant Database

Cucumis metulifer E. Mey. ex Naudin
Protologue : Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique ser. 4 11 (1859)
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cucumis tinneanus Kotschy & Peyr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual climbing or trailing herb with a woody rootstock.
Ecology : Deciduous woodland and bushland, wooded grassland, grassland; river sides; semi-evergreen forest; ± 100-1800 m alt. – Sometimes cultivated. Botswana, S. Africa, Namibia; Yemen.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 3 m. Alt: 210 - 960 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, 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 for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 4 (1986).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:197 (2012)
  • Flow. Pl. Africa 63: 56-64. pl. 2289 (2013)
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°26074 modified 2019-04-10
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