Gerrardanthus lobatus (Cogn.) C. Jeffrey

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Gerrardanthus lobatus

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SRGH

Gerrardanthus lobatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
SRGH

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Synonyms: Gerrardanthus grandiflorus Cogn. var. lobatus Cogn.
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climbing herb growing from a large tuberous rootstock. Stems up to 6 m long, becoming woody when older. Leaves broadly ovate in outline, palmately 5-7-lobed, fleshy, almost hairless, broadly cordate at the base. Flowers in axillary heads unisexual, slightly actinomorphic with 2 larger petals 10-18 mm long, brownish-yellow, often tinged orange or pinkish; female flowers occasionally solitary. Fruit subglobose, 4.5-6.5 cm long, cylindric-obconic, smooth and hairless, obscurely veined.
Notes: In Mozambique, known only from this single record
Derivation of specific name: lobatus: lobed, referring tho the leaves
Habitat: In wet (hygrophilous) forest areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Scattered in Nigeria, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Monday 27 December 2010
Literature:

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 496 - 497. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Gerrardanthus lobatus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167820, retrieved 7 July 2020

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