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 S Africa, one extending to Malesia

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Coccinia adoensis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
barteri (Hook. f.) KeayEDescription, Image
grandiflora Cogn.E
rehmannii Cogn.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
senensis (Klotzsch) Cogn.N

Other sources of information about Coccinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: Coccinia
Flora of Malawi: Coccinia
Flora of Mozambique: Coccinia
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Coccinia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1450, retrieved 26 June 2016

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