Zehneria minutiflora (Cogn.) C. Jeffrey

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Zehneria minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Zehneria minutiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Melothria minutiflora Cogn.
Zehneria micrantha Hook. f.
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Status: Native
Description:
Slender prostrate or climbing herb with annual stems arising from a perennial rootstock. Leaves variable, ovate to triangular in outline, more or less 3-lobed, more of less densely covered in soft to somewhat bristly hairs; margin almost entire to prominently toothed. Flowers small, unisexual on different plants; male flowers in dense axillary clusters; female flowers solitary, bell-shaped, white fading to yellowish. Fruit 9-17 mm long, spindle-shaped, bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: minutiflora: with very small flowers
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 September 2007
Literature:

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 481 - 483.

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 39.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Zehneria minutiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157020, retrieved 19 August 2017

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