African Plant Database

Zehneria thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C. Jeffrey
Protologue : Kew Bull. 15(3): 371 (1962)
Notes : [only in Asia, the african is Zehneria tridactyla]
Information on the genus : Zehneria
Basionym : Melothria thwaitesii Schweinf.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for TA : accepted
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Melothria thwaitesii Schweinf. (1868)
 Bryonia deltoidea Arn. (1836)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Melothria deltoidea auct. sensu F.W.T.A.
=Bryonia deltoidea Schumach. & Thonn.
=Melothria deltoidea (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth. (1849)
=*Melothria gourmaensis A. Chev. (1920)
=Melothria tridactyla var. angustiloba Cogn. (1916)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Delicate climber or trailer to 1,2 m long with fibrous spindly tubers and slender annual stems, often rooting at nodes.
Ecology : Rain-, swamp and other ground-water forests; grassland, margins of rivers and swamps; gallery forest; termite-mounds; 30- 1220 m alt.; uncommon in dry country after rains (Kenya; 0- 900 m). Madagascar; Sri Lanka, India. * * *"
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; distribution: Africa. Asia,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:199 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 211
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 368

Bibliography other :
  • BRÄUCHLER C., M.D. DWIVEDI & H. SCHAEFER (2016). Notes on the identity and typification of Zehneria thwaitesii (Schweinf.) C.Jeffrey and Zehneria tridactyla (Hook.f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. (Cucurbitaceae) Phytotaxa 284(2): 143-146 
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