8590.000 Acanthosicyos Welw. ex Hook. f.

Description of the genus

Prostrate dioecious perennial herbs (in ours) with annual stems arising from tubers. Leaves simple. Tendrils consisting of weak spines. Flowers yellow. Male flowers solitary or in fascicles; petals 5; stamens 3. Female flowers solitary; ovary spiny. Fruit ellipsoid to subspherical, indehiscent, bearing many stout conical spines.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Acanthosicyos
Flora of Mozambique: Acanthosicyos
Flora of Zambia: Acanthosicyos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acanthosicyos

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acanthosicyos
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acanthosicyos
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acanthosicyos
JSTOR Plant Science: Acanthosicyos
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acanthosicyos
Plants of the World Online: Acanthosicyos
Tropicos: Acanthosicyos
Wikipedia: Acanthosicyos

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: Genus page: Acanthosicyos.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1439, retrieved 3 December 2023

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