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Cucumis zeyheri Sond.
Family Cucurbitaceae
Cucumis zeyheri Sond. APNI*

Description: Trailing herb with stems to 1 m long, stems angular, scabrous, with curved whitish hairs on angles.

Leaves with lamina 2–6 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, deeply 5-lobed; petiole mostly 1–3 cm long, ridged with recurved scabrous hairs on angles.

Fruit ellipsoid to obovoid, 40–60 mm long, 30–40 mm diam., densely covered with soft bristles but bristles not obscuring surface of the fruit.


Fruit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Distribution and occurrence: Occasionally naturalized in forest or disturbed areas. Native of Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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