African Plant Database


Gerrardanthus macrorhizus Harv. ex Benth. & Hook. f.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Gen. Pl. (Bentham & Hooker f.) 1(3): 840 (1867)
Information on the genus : Gerrardanthus
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gerrardanthus megarhizus Decne. & Harv.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Scandent plant to >20 m long; stems becoming woody when old, arising from flattened tuberous rootstock to 1,5 m .
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Ecology : Forest, hygrophilous bush. – Cultivated (N. Duthion, Cucurbitaceae caudiciformes:...; in Cacus-Aventures Int. 51: 27, 2001; D. Benadom, in Cactus Succ. J., U.S. 74: 141, 2002).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : Climber- Ht 0.5 - 9 m. Alt: 5 - 610 m. Distribution: EC, KN, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 65 (1997).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
 
Map
carte afrique num 26218
 
Record n°26218
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