8628.000 Coccinia Wight & Arn.

Description of the genus

Dioecious climbing perennials. Tendrils simple or proximally 2-fid. Leaves simple, lobed. Flowers creamy-white to deep orange-yellow. Corolla 5-lobed. Stamens usually 3, usually all 2-thecous. Female flowers solitary or rarely racemose; ovary smooth; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit spherical, ellipsoid or oblong, red when mature. Style 1.

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and South Africa, one extending to Malesia

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Coccinia adoensis

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
barteri (Hook. f.) KeayEDescription, Image
grandiflora Cogn.E
rehmannii Cogn.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
senensis (Klotzsch) Cogn.N

Other sources of information about Coccinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coccinia
Flora of Malawi: Coccinia
Flora of Mozambique: Coccinia
Flora of Zambia: Coccinia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coccinia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coccinia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Coccinia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Coccinia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Coccinia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coccinia
JSTOR Plant Science: Coccinia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coccinia
Plants of the World Online: Coccinia
Tropicos: Coccinia
Wikipedia: Coccinia

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: Coccinia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1450, retrieved 20 May 2024

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