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Genus: Zehneria

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 30 species, native from Africa to the East Indies and Australia, with 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.

Zehneria marlothii


Zehneria microsperma

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Zehneria minutiflora

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Zehneria pallidinervia

Recorded from Mozambique.


Zehneria parvifolia


Zehneria scabra

Zehneria thwaitesii

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


  • Jeffrey, C. 1978. Cucurbitaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 4: 414-499.

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