Corallocarpus wildii C. Jeffrey

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Corallocarpus wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Corallocarpus wildii

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Status: Native
Perennial herbs with annual prostrate or scandent, glabrous stems. Leaves usually deeply palmately 3-5-lobed, slightly rough on both surfaces, cordate at the base; margin with small teeth. Flowers in axillary clusters; male flowers on a long pedicel; female flowers sessile, cream to greenish-yellow. Fruit distinctly pedicellate, 14-28 mm long, conspicuously rostrate, glabrous, bright red when ripe except for the greenish apex.
Derivation of specific name: wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
Habitat: Occurring in Brachystegia and Mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1350 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2009

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 490.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Corallocarpus wildii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corallocarpus wildii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Corallocarpus wildii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corallocarpus wildii., retrieved 5 October 2022

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