Flower and fruits of Rikke's plant.
2,5-3 centimetres long. Around
six weeks after flowering.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881, and is found in Africa. It prefers well-drained
soil, lots of water in the growing-period and some sun, but not
necessary much. The small
flowers are yellow, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. The caudex
can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the vines reaches six meters.
I have found most in forests.