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Genus: Corallocarpus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Cucurbitales > Family: Cucurbitaceae

About 15 species, native to the Old World tropics but mainly in Africa. There are seven species native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Corallocarpus bainesii

Corallocarpus boehmii

Corallocarpus dissectus


Corallocarpus schinzii


Corallocarpus triangularis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Corallocarpus welwitschii


Corallocarpus wildii

See Flora of Zimbabwe.



  • Jeffrey, C. 1975. Further notes on Cucurbitaceae 3. Kew Bulletin 30: 485-491.

  • Meeuse, A.D.J. 1962. The Cucurbitaceae of southern Africa. Bothalia 8: 1-111.