African Plant Database

Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 524 (1871) 
Information on the genus : Telfairia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane with herbaceous stems, climbing to >15 m, perennial, tall.
Ecology : Rain-forest; secondary forest; forest edges; up to ± 1200 m in Uganda. – Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda: only records from E Africa (T. J. Synnott, C.F.I. Occas. Papers 27: 27, 1985). Often cultivated. Fernando Poo (Bioko).
  • UMOH O. T. & M. E. BASSEY (2021). Morphology and distribution of species of the family Cucurbitaceae in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Phytotaxa 508(2): 110
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