African Plant Database

Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 294. t. 53bis (1848)  
Information on the genus : Cucumis
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Bryonia obtusa A. Rich.
=*Cucumis figarei Delile ex Naudin (1859) sensu Lebrun et Kirkbride
=Cucumis abyssinicus A. Rich.
=Cucumis figarei var. cyrtopodus Naudin
=Cucumis figarei var. microphyllus Naudin
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial usually prostrate herb to 4 m long; basal stems thickened with bark, arising from a thickened rootstock.
Ecology : Grassland and wooded grassland, Acacia woodland, rocky slopes; also in secondary vegetation and cultivated places; 1070-2800 m alt. C. pustulatus is a different species. Not in Somalia.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • 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 :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 253 (2006).
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