Kew Bulletin

, Volume 65, Issue 3, pp 435–441 | Cite as

Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) gains two new species from East Africa, three new synonyms, and one new combination



We describe and illustrate Coccinia pwaniensis Holstein from eastern Tanzania and southeast Kenya, and C. samburuensis Holstein from the Samburu area in Kenya. The new species were already recognised by Charles Jeffrey in 1967 and are now known from eight and four collections, respectively. Ongoing monographic work also revealed three new synonyms and the need for a new combination, Coccinia heterophylla (Hook. f.) Holstein.

Key words

Coastal forests Coccinia pwaniensis Coccinia samburuensis Kenya Tanzania 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Systematic Botany and MycologyLMU MunichMunichGermany

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