Coccinia barteri (Hook. f.) Keay

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Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near camp site, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near camp site, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Coccinia barteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyabamba Bridge, Chimanimani District

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Synonyms: Physedra barteri (Hook. f.) Cogn.
Physedra heterophylla Hook, f.
Staphylosyce barteri Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust tendrilous perennial climber with stems up to 15m. Leaves very variable, more or less broadly ovate in outline, up to 16 × 20 cm, unlobed and 3-5-angles to deeply palmately 3-5 lobed, dark glossy green, sometimes with distinctly paler yellow veins, leathery, scabrid-punctate but hairless except for fine hairs on the veins above; base more or less weakly cordate; margin with small widely spaced sinuate teeth. Tendrils 2-fid. simple. Inflorescences unisexual on differen plants; male flowers in stout, 3-25-flowered racemes; female flowers in short, denser 2-12 flowered racemese, rarely solitary. Corollas similar, rich yellow to orange, bell-shaped with a slightly swollen tube c. 2 cm long and apiculate lobes. Fruit ellipsoid, up to 4 × 2.5 cm, smooth, red, usually in racemose clusters, rarely solitary.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan and southwards to Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 8 February 2012
Literature:

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 443 - 445. (Includes a picture).

Jeffrey, C. & Fernandes, R.B. (1986). 80. Cucurbitaceae Flora de Moçambique Pages 45 - 46.

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 38.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44. misspelled as C. baiteri


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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: Coccinia barteri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157460, retrieved 27 September 2016

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