African Plant Database


Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 536 (1881)
Information on the genus : Coccinia
Basionym : Bryonia abyssinica Lam.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bryonia abyssinica Lam. (1785)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or trailing herb to 3,5 m long; rootstock tuberous, fleshy.
Ecology : Podocarpus forest and evergreen woodland or scrub; cultivated places especially in backyard gardens; 1300-2400 m alt. – Cultivated.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 174 (1986).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 139 (2000).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 26242
 
Record n°26242
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