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Genus: Lagenaria

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 six species, mainly in tropical Africa, with three species 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.

Lagenaria breviflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Lagenaria siceraria (Bottle gourd, Calabash)

 
Lagenaria sphaerica

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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