8610.000 Lagenaria Ser.

Description of the genus

Climbers. Leaves simple; petiole with 2 lateral glands at the apex. Tendrils proximally 2-fid. Flowers white, appearing at night. Male flowers: axillary or in racemes; petals 5, entire; stamens 3. Female flowers: solitary; style 1; stigma 3-lobed. Fruit greenish, indehiscent with a hard shell. Seeds flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical Africa and Madagascar; one widespread in the tropics

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
siceraria (Molina) Standl.
sphaerica (Sond.) NaudinDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lagenaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Lagenaria
Flora of Mozambique: Lagenaria
Flora of Zambia: Lagenaria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lagenaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lagenaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lagenaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lagenaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lagenaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lagenaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Lagenaria.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1446, retrieved 7 December 2019

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