a Female flower bud of C. microphylla (N. Holstein et al. 90); picture taken during the dry season. The stem is completely lignified, and only green short shoots are produced b Male plant of C. sessilifolia. The stem is glaucous and does not lignify. Unusually, the bract is 3-lobate leaf-like.

  Part of: Holstein N (2015) Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae). PhytoKeys 54: 1-166. https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.54.3285