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Genus: Coccinia

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

About 30 species, 29 of which are only found in Africa, and one with a wider distribution in the Old World. 11 species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Coccinia adoensis

Coccinia barteri

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Coccinia grandiflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Coccinia grandis

Recorded from Mozambique.

 

Coccinia hirtella

 

Coccinia palmata

 

Coccinia quinqueloba

 

Coccinia rehmannii

 

Coccinia senensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Coccinia sessilifolia

 

Coccinia variifolia

 

Publications

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

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

 

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