African Plant Database

Cucumis sagittatus Peyr.
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cucumis angolensis Hook. f. ex Cogn. (1881)
=Cucumis cogniauxianus Dinter ex Cogn. & Harms
=Cucumis dinteri Cogn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb or subshrub, decumbent to suberect, perennial, with a woody rootstock without tubers; stems procumbent or climbing (weakly).
Ecology : Varying ecological conditions: from extreme xeric to dry forest habitats; coastal; ± 6 m alt. Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber, Suffrutex- Ht 0.3 - 1.2 m. Alt: 700 - 1400 m. Distribution: NAM, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 65 (1997).
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Record n°26081
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