8612.000 Peponium Engl.


Description of the genus

Dioecious perennial herbs, prostrate or climbing. Leaves simple, palmately lobed. Tendrils 2-fid. Receptacle tube elongate in both male and female flowers. Flowers white or yellow. Male flowers in axillary racemes; often with a long-pedicellate solitary flower; stamens 3; all 2-thecous or one 1-thecous and two 2-thecous. Female flowers solitary; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit ovoid, smooth, indehiscent, red.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Aldabra and the Setchelles

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chirindense (Baker f.) Cogn.SDescription, Image
vogelii (Hook. f.) Engl.N

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Peponium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Peponium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Peponium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1448, retrieved 21 March 2023

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