8628.000 Coccinia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Dioecious climbing perennials. Tendrils simple or proximally 2-fid. Leaves simple, lobed. Flowers creamy-white to deep orange-yellow. Corolla 5-lobed. Stamens usually 3, usually all 2-thecous. Female flowers solitary or rarely racemose; ovary smooth; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit spherical, ellipsoid or oblong, red when mature. Style 1.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and South Africa, one extending to Malesia

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.N,C,SDescription, Image
grandiflora Cogn.C
mildbraedii HarmsN
senensis (Klotzsch) Cogn.S

Other sources of information about Coccinia:

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Flora of Botswana: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: Coccinia
Flora of Mozambique: Coccinia
Flora of Zambia: Coccinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coccinia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Coccinia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Coccinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Coccinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coccinia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coccinia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Coccinia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1450, retrieved 19 November 2019

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