Cucumis costatus I.Telford
Telford, I.R.H., Sebastian, P., Bruhl, J.J. & Renner, S.S. (2011) Systematic Botany 36(2): 381. Type: Australia. Queensland: Cook District: Mt Scatterbrain, Butchers Hill Station, near Lakeland, 15 deg 52 min S 144 deg 53 min E, 25 Jan. 1992, Forster 9514.
A slender trailing or climbing herb to 70 cm long; annually sprouting from perennial rootstock; stems ribbed and ca. 1 mm diameter. Tendrils simple, unbranched.
Inflorescences unisexual, +/- leaf-opposed rather than truly axillary. Male flowers: borne in racemes of 4-11 flowers; peduncles 3-30 mm long; pedicels about 3-15 mm long; calyx lobes narrow triangular, 0.6-2 mm long; corolla lobes ovate, 2.8-8 mm long; stamens 3, two stamens with 2-locular anthers and one stamen with a unilocular anther; anther locules straight. Female flowers: solitary; peduncles 10-14 mm long, elongating in fruit; staminodes absent; ovary 6-9.5 mm long, densely clothed in downward-pointing hairs.
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Cucumis sp. Little Annan River (B.Gray 101) [Provisional HISPID phrase name].