Acanthosicyos horridus

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Acanthosicyos horridus Welw. ex Hook.f.

Cucurbitaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: economic plant

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Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: not specified
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Violanae
Ordo:
Cucurbitales

Acanthosicyos horridus is a perennial.

Naming

Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch already described Acanthosicyos horridus but the name was validly published by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1867.

Taxonomy

Acanthosicyos horridus is a species in the genus Acanthosicyos which contains 2 species and belongs to the family of the Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Acanthosicyos horridus has simple leaves that are alternate. The leaves are petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Acanthosicyos horridus is native to Angola and Namibia.

Cultivation

The perennials tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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