Details of record no: 93735

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

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Date: 23 Apr 1994
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
L Guarino
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: East Caprivi: (Site 6) 13,5 km from the turn-off to Lianshulu (D3511) from the main tarred road between Katima- Kongola (B8).
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Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1723C4
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Altitude (metres): 980
Notes: Creeper; Notes: Prostrate, annual creeper. Great variation in leaves from deeply lobed to almost unlobed. Petals golden yellow. Fruits vary from pale green to dark green banded. Flesh pale green, not bitter but somewhat mealy. Sikululu (Lozi) is flesh made into porridge by local people. Seeds dispersed by elephants. Growing in mulapo grassland on road verge. Soil pH 8.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.920280, 23.337500
Location Accuracy Code: 5

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: Individual record no: 93735: Citrullus lanatus., retrieved 28 March 2023

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