African Plant Database

Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.
Protologue : Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 3: 435 (1930)
Information on the genus : Lagenaria
Basionym : Cucurbita siceraria Molina
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cucurbita siceraria Molina (1782)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. (1825)
=Lagenaria abyssinica var. somaliensis Chiov.
=Cucurbita leucantha Duchesne (1786)
=Cucurbita lagenaria L. (1753)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual climber or trailer to 4,5 m long; stems herbaceous; fruits very variable.
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Ecology : Apparently wild in grassland and bushland; also cultivated; 40- 2800 m alt. Pantropical but probably introduced outside Africa and Asia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb, Climber- Ht 1 - 5 m. Alt: 245 - 1265 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, GA, LP, NW, SWZ
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 6: 386 (2011).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 69 (1985).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 254 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Bot. Macaron. 28: 108 (2013)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Tropicos
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°26208 modified 2007-04-16
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