African Plant Database

Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naudin
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 5 5: 9 (1866)
Information on the genus : Lagenaria
Basionym : Luffa sphaerica Sond.
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
Biol./Eco : Herb, Vine; distribution: Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 254

Bibliography other :
  • UMOH O. T. & M. E. BASSEY (2021). Morphology and distribution of species of the family Cucurbitaceae in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Phytotaxa 508(2): 110
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