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Genus Mukia Family Cucurbitaceae

Description: Monoecious climbing or trailing annual or perennial herbs, scabrous with tubercle-based hairs. Tendrils simple.

Leaves simple, toothed to palmately lobed.

Flowers small, in clusters or solitary. Hypanthium bell-shaped. Corolla 5-lobed, yellow. Stamens 3, filaments short; two anthers 2-locular and one 1-locular, loculi straight or slightly curved. Staminodes absent.

Fruit subglobose; seeds few to many.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 10 species, Asia to Australia. Australia: c. 6 species (5 species endemic), Qld, N.S.W., N.T., S.A., W.A.

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Mukia maderaspatana

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