Zehneria

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Zehneria
Zehneria indica Blanco2.365-cropped.jpg
Plate of Zehneria indica in Francisco Manuel Blanco’s Flora de Filipinas, 1880-1883
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Melothrieae
Subtribe: Cucumerinae
Genus: Zehneria
Endl.[1]
Species

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Leaves and flowers of Zehneria japonica

Zehneria is a genus of flowering plants – of vines in the cucumber and gourd family Cucurbitaceae. It contains about 35 species ranging from Africa, through Southeast Asia to Australia and Oceania. The name honours botanical artist Joseph Zehner.[2]

Description[edit]

Zehneria species are either monoecious or dioecious, annual or perennial, climbing vines. Their leaves are simple, dentate and usually palmately lobed. Inflorescences grow on axillary racemes, with the flowers normally clustered, occasionally solitary. The fruit is fleshy, usually globose or ellipsoidal, and indehiscent. The seeds are obovate, compressed and smooth.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Endlicher (1833).
  2. ^ a b Flora of Australia Online.

Sources[edit]

  • Endlicher, Stephan (1833). Prodromus Florae Norfolkicae 69. 
  • "Zehneria". Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study. 1993. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  • "Sorting Zehneria names". Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database. University of Melbourne. 2006-02-19. Retrieved 2010-11-20.