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Coccinia rehmannii Cogn.
Information on the genus : Coccinia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Coccinia ovifera Dinter & Gilg
=Coccinia rehmannii var. littoralis A. Meeuse
=*Coccinia palmata auct. sensu Meeuse, Bothalia 8 (1962) quoad specim. Earthy 1, non (Sond.) Cogn.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem annual or perennial, slender, prostrate or scandent, arising from a large tuberous rootstock.
Ecology : Wooded grassland, woodland and coastal dunes; Namibia, S. Africa, Botswana.Elevation sea level to 1850 m. Limestone, dolomitic, quartzitic, granitic, and ultrabasic soils. Possibly some tolerance to Ni and Cu. On loam, clay, white and red sand, sandstone, and gravel, but prefers sandy (well drained) soils (Meeuse 1962). Full sun to shade. Coastal dunes, riverbanks, Acacia sclerocarya–A. caffra woodland, Combretum apiculatum bushland Grewia flava bushland, mopane, Kalahari thornveld, grassland, semi-desert, dunes Grazing is tolerated. Light frost seems to be tolerated
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 5 m. Alt: 5 - 1850 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 256 (1937).
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 64

Bibliography other :
  • HOLSTEIN N. (2015). Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) PhytoKeys 54: 117
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