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Image of <i>Momordica cardiospermoides</i> Klotzsch
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Momordica cardiospermoides Klotzsch

Derivation of specific name

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cardiospermoides: resembling Cardiospermum, a climbing genus in Sapindaceae, referring to the similarity of the compound leaves.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Momordica cardiospermoides Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157180
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Perennial climber with prostrate or scandent stems up to 10 m long. Tendrils simple or 2-fid. Leaves compound, bipedately 15-17-foliolate, mostly in 3 groups of 5; leaflets mosly hairless with margins sinuate-dentate; median leaflet sometimes more or less deeply 3 lobed. Flowers unisexual on the same plant, solitary, up to 5.5 cm wide; petals unequal, pale yellow to orange-yellow, dark at the base. Male flowers slightly larger than female. Fruit ellipsoid, 5-13 cm long, smooth, bright red when ripe, indehiscent.
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cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Momordica cardiospermoides Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157180
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe

Worldwide distribution

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Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Momordica cardiospermoides Klotzsch Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157180
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe