8555.000 Gerrardanthus Hook. f.

Jeffrey, C. (1978) Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the genus

Scandent herbs, stems becoming woody when old, usually arising from perennial tuberous rootstock. Leaves simple, petiolate. Tendrils apically 2-fid. Flowers small, brownish, dioecious, ± zygomorphic. Male flowers in paniculoid axillary fascicles. Receptacle-tube broad, shallow, lobes small. Petals 5, free, unequal. Female flowers solitary or few-fasciculate; ovary trigonous; ovules several, pendulous; perianth similar to that of male flowers. Fruit an obconic-cylindric, trigonous capsule, dry, brownish, dehiscent by an apical slit. Seeds elongated, narrow, with an apical membraneous wing.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and southern Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lobatus (Cogn.) C. JeffreyMSDescription, Image
macrorhizus Harv. ex Hook. f.M

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gerrardanthus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gerrardanthus
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Tropicos: Gerrardanthus
Wikipedia: Gerrardanthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Gerrardanthus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2173, retrieved 4 December 2023

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