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Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Information on the genus : Coccinia
Basionym : Momordica adoensis A. Rich.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Momordica adoensis A. Rich.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Coccinia parvifolia Cogn.
=Cephalandra pubescens Sond.
=Coccinia pubescens (Sond.) Cogn. ex Harms
=Coccinia aostae Buscal. & Muschl.
=Coccinia djurensis Gilg (1905)
=Coccinia homblei Cogn. (1916)
=Bryonia jatrophifolia A. Rich.
=Coccinia jatrophifolia (A. Rich.) Cogn. (1881)
=Coccinia princeae Gilg (1905)
=Coccinia rigida Gilg (1895)
=Coccinia roseiflora Suess. (1951)
=Coccinia subspicata Cogn. (1916)
Taxon infra-specific
Coccinia adoensis var. aurantiaca (C. Jeffrey) Holstein (2015)
Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn. var. adoensis
Coccinia adoensis var. jeffreyana Holstein (2015)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber or trailer to 3 m long; rootstock perennial, woody; the roots also forming subspherical root-tubers distinct from the stem-base; basal stem gnarled, rather woody; aerial stems
Ecology : Deciduous woodland, bushland and thicket, wooded grassland often with Acacia and grassland; 100-2300 m alt. S. Africa, Caprivi Strip, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 6 m. Alt: 5 - 1920 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 64 (1997).

Bibliography other :
  • Holstein N. (2015). Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) PhytoKeys 54: 59
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