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Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 634 (1881)
Information on the genus : Kedrostis
Basionym : Trichosanthes foetidissima Jacq.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Trichosanthes foetidissima Jacq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kedrostis foetidissima subsp. obtusiloba (E. Mey. ex Sond.) A. Meeuse
=Zehneria obtusiloba E. Mey. ex Sond.
=Melothria obtusiloba (Sond.) Cogn. (1881)
=Cyrtonema divergens A. Rich.
=Kedrostis foetidissima var. divergens (A. Rich.) Cogn.
=Kedrostis foetidissima var. perrottetiana (Ser.) Cogn.
=Bryonia perrottetiana Ser.
=Kedrostis foetidissima var. microcarpa Cogn.
=Kedrostis foetidissima var. glandulifera Zimm.
=Kedrostis minutiflora Cogn. (1901)
=Melothria louisii auct.
=*Rhynchocarpa foetida Schrad.
=*Cyrtonema convolvulaceum Fenzl
=Cyrtonema foetens Hochst. ex Hook. f.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, climbing or trailing, to 2 m long, all parts with an offensive odour when crushed; stem becoming thickened at base when older, arising from a tuberous rootstock.
Ecology : Rain-forest and river margins; deciduous and semi-evergreen woodland and dry bushland, wooded grassland; termitemounds; 0-2000 m alt. S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Botswana; Yemen; India, Burma.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.3 - 3 m. Alt: 30 - 1950 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • 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 :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 65 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 138 (2000).
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