8612.000 Peponium Engl.


Description of the genus

Dioecious perennial herbs, prostrate or climbing. Leaves simple, palmately lobed. Tendrils 2-fid. Receptacle tube elongate in both male and female flowers. Flowers white or yellow. Male flowers in axillary racemes; often with a long-pedicellate solitary flower; stamens 3; all 2-thecous or one 1-thecous and two 2-thecous. Female flowers solitary; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit ovoid, smooth, indehiscent, red.

Worldwide: 20 species in tropical and southern Africa, Madagascar, Aldabra and the Setchelles

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Peponium chirindense

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caledonicum (Sond.) Engl.[VU]W
chirindense (Baker f.) Cogn.C,EDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Peponium
Flora of Malawi: Peponium
Flora of Mozambique: Peponium

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Peponium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Peponium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Peponium
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iNaturalist: Peponium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Peponium
JSTOR Plant Science: Peponium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Peponium
Plants of the World Online: Peponium
Tropicos: Peponium
Wikipedia: Peponium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Peponium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1448, retrieved 14 April 2024

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