African Plant Database


Acanthosicyos horridus Welw. ex Hook. f.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Gen. Pl. (Bentham & Hooker f.) 1: 824 (1867)
Information on the genus : Acanthosicyos
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Thorny erect or ascendent ramose subshrub, 1,5-2 m high on 4,5-9 m circumference, with alternate branches.
Ecology : Gravelly plains and dune fields. Namibia, S. Africa (Cucurbit Network News 6/1: 2-3, 1999).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.5 - 1 m. Alt: 25 - 150 m. Distribution: NAM, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 64 (1997).
 
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see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 26228
 
Record n°26228
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