African Plant Database

Acanthosicyos naudinianus (Sond.) C. Jeffrey
Information on the genus : Acanthosicyos
Basionym : Cucumis naudinianus Sond.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Citrullus naudinianus (Sond.) Hook. f.
 Colocynthis naudinianus (Sond.) Kuntze
 Cucumis naudinianus Sond.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb; stems annual, to 6 m long, prostrate; tuberous, fusiform root to 1 m long; tendrils solitary, spiniform.
Ecology : Woodland, wooded grassland and grassland; sandy soils; 900- 1350 m alt. Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Length 0.5 - 3 m. Alt: 380 - 1695 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 67 (1985).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 64 (1997).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Namibia photo from Kyffhauser
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°26229
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