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

Botswana: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.NDescription, Image
rehmannii Cogn.Description, Image
sessilifolia (Sond.) Cogn.N,SW,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Coccinia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Coccinia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coccinia
Flora of Malawi: Coccinia
Flora of Mozambique: Coccinia
Flora of Zambia: Coccinia
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Coccinia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1450, retrieved 29 May 2024

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