African Plant Database


Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naudin
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5 5: 9 (1866)
Information on the genus : Lagenaria
Basionym : Luffa sphaerica Sond.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Luffa sphaerica Sond. (1862)
 Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Hook. f. (1867)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Lagenaria mascarena Naudin (1862)
=Sphaerosicyos meyeri Hook. f. (1871)
=Lagenaria sphaerocarpa E. Mey. ex Arn. (1841)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Strong climber or trailer to 9 m long; stems herbaceous.
Ecology : Riverine and ground-water forest and thicket; also in old cultivations; 0-1700 m alt. S. Africa; Madagascar, Comoro Is.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 2 - 10 m. Alt: 5 - 915 m. Distribution: BOT, EC, KN, LP, WC
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 254 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 26209
 
Record n°26209
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