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Genus: Acanthosicyos

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Cucurbitales > Family: Cucurbitaceae

The two species have an African distribution and both occur in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Acanthosicyos horridus (Nara)

 

Acanthosicyos naudinianus (Gemsbok cucumber)

Publications

  • Jeffrey, C. 1978. Cucurbitaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 4: 414-499.

  • Launert, E. & Roessler, H. 1968. Cucurbitaceae. Prodromus einer Flora von Südwestafrika 94: 1-22.

  • Meeuse, A.D.J. 1962. The Cucurbitaceae of southern Africa. Bothalia 8: 1-111.

 

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