Trochomeria macrocarpa (Sond.) Hook. f.
subsp. macrocarpa

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Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
Greystone Park Nature Reserve

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

Photo: Mark Hyde
N side of Mukuvisi River, Mukuvisi Woodland

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Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Stems prostrate or climbing, to 6 m. Leaves ovate in outline; base cordate. Tendrils simple. Stipule-like bracts 0 (in ours). Corolla lobes 2-6 cm, greenish-yellow, strongly reflexed. Fruit ellipsoid, bright red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macrocarpa: with large fruits
Habitat: In open woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout northern and eastern tropical Africa and south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 October 2011
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 135. as Trochomeria macrocarpa (Includes a picture).

Chapano, Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 457.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 172. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 53.


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Flora of Botswana: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
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Flora of Mozambique: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
Flora of Zambia: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trochomeria macrocarpa
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Ispot Southern Africa: Trochomeria macrocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trochomeria macrocarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Trochomeria macrocarpa
Tropicos: Trochomeria macrocarpa


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: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157350, retrieved 28 June 2017

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