8610.000 Lagenaria Ser.

Description of the genus

Climbers. Leaves simple; petiole with 2 lateral glands at the apex. Tendrils proximally 2-fid. Flowers white, appearing at night. Male flowers: axillary or in racemes; petals 5, entire; stamens 3. Female flowers: solitary; style 1; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit greenish, indehiscent with a hard shell. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar; one widespread in the tropics.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
breviflora (Benth.) RobertySDescription, Image
siceraria (Molina) Standl.NDescription, Image
sphaerica (Sond.) NaudinN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lagenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lagenaria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Lagenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Lagenaria
Flora of Zambia: Lagenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lagenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lagenaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lagenaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lagenaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Lagenaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Lagenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Lagenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagenaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Lagenaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lagenaria
Plants of the World Online: Lagenaria
Tropicos: Lagenaria
Wikipedia: Lagenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Lagenaria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1446, retrieved 13 July 2024

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