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).

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).

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
Flora of Malawi: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa
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Flora of Zambia: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa

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African Plant Database: Trochomeria macrocarpa
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Trochomeria macrocarpa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Trochomeria macrocarpa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trochomeria macrocarpa
Ispot Southern Africa : Trochomeria macrocarpa
JSTOR Plant Science: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trochomeria macrocarpa
Tropicos: Trochomeria macrocarpa
West African Plants database: Trochomeria macrocarpa


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: Species information: Trochomeria macrocarpa subsp. macrocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157350, retrieved 28 September 2016

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