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 :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:197 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 4 (1986).

Bibliography other :
  • Flow. Pl. Africa 63: 56-64. pl. 2289 (2013)
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