African Plant Database

Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Trailing or climbing herb to 2-3 m long; stems prickly, with prickles yellow-green, recurved, of varying degrees of stoutness, some fine and hair-like, some thorn-like; basal stems gnarled, thickened, whitish-barked, …
Ecology : thickened fleshy perennial rootstock. Bushland, wooded grassland, grassland; edge of gallery forest with Euphorbia, savanna; disturbed Juniperus forest; 1000- 2400 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Drug Pl. Africa : 71 (1949).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 253 (2006).
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