Redefinition of Zehneria and Four New Related Genera (Cucurbitaceae), with an Enumeration of the Australasian and Pacific Species
The genus Zehneria Endl. is split into 5 genera, of which 4 are new: Indomelothria, Neoachmandra, Scopella, and Urceodiscus. Apart from several new combinations and taxa of subspecific rank, the following species are described as new: I. chlorocarpa, N. backeri, N. lancifolia, N. macrantha, N. nesophila, N. platysperma, U. arfakensis, U. carrii, U. hippocrepicus, U. parviflora, U. scabridula, U. viridis, Z. elbertii, Z. erythrobacca, Z. immarginata, Z. neocaledonica, Z. pedicellata, Z. pisifera, Z. tahitensis, and Z. trullifolia. The New World genus Melothria was introduced in Asia where it is represented by one species, M. pendula L.
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Publication date: May 1, 2006
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