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Lagenaria breviflora
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Lagenaria
L. breviflora
Binomial name
Lagenaria breviflora
(Benth.) Roberty [1]


  • Adenopus breviflorus Benth.
  • Adenopus ledermannii Harms
  • Adenopus multiflorus Cogn.
  • Adenopus noctiflorus Gilg
  • Lagenaria angolensis Naudin

Lagenaria breviflora is a species of flowering plant. It is a climbing vine that is found across central, east, and west Africa. [3] It has large, 7 to 20 cm ovate-triangular leaves with hairy undersides and partly-dense hairs on the leaf petioles. It grows vine branches up to 6 meters long. It forms ~9x7 cm oblong, green fruits with whitish spots across the surface. The fruits are similar to those of other members of the Lagenaria genus. [2]


  1. ^ "Lagenaria breviflora (Benth.) Roberty". The Plant List. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b "breviflora", Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, retrieved 22 February 2022
  3. ^ "breviflora distribution", Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, retrieved 22 February 2022

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