8585.000 Telfairia Hook.

Description of the genus

Lianes. Tendrils 2-fid. Leaves compound, pedately 3-7-foliolate. Male flowers many, in racemes. Female flowers solitary; stigma 3-lobed. Petals 2-3.5 cm, large, purplish, fringed with filaments. Fruit large, 30 - 90 cm, ribbed, ellipsoid with base lobed and expanded. Seeds large, broadly ovate to ± circular, flattened.

Worldwide: 3 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Telfairia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Telfairia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Telfairia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Telfairia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Telfairia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Telfairia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1438, retrieved 5 March 2024

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