Eureiandra fasciculata (Cogn.) C. Jeffrey

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Eureiandra fasciculata

Photo: Darrel Plowes
On basalt, Hippo Mine, Save Valley

Eureiandra fasciculata

Photo: Darrel Plowes
On basalt, Hippo Mine, Save Valley

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Synonyms: Coccinia polyantha Gilg
Momordica fasciculata Cogn.
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Status: Native
Perennial climbing herb with annual stems up to 3 m, bearing simple tendrils. Leaves bright green, broadly ovate in outline, deeply, palmately 3-5-lobed with irregularly sinuate-dentate margins. Flowers large, cream to orange-yellow, rarely white, unisexual on different plants. Male flowers in fascicles of 2-6, often on leafless stems; female flowers solitary. Fruit ellipsoid to cylindric, up to 9 × 3.5 cm, orange-red.
Derivation of specific name: fasciculata: in clusters or fascicles, referring to the flowers.
Habitat: Woodland and wooded grassland in dry, hot areas.
Altitude range: Up to 1 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and SE Tanzania
Malawi distribution: S
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 51.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 430 - 431. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. & Fernandes, R.B. (1986). 80. Cucurbitaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 29 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 45.

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Flora of Mozambique: Eureiandra fasciculata
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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: Species information: Eureiandra fasciculata., retrieved 16 April 2024

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