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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Apodanthera congestiflora
 

Photo by Marlon Machado.

  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1916
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Bahia, Northeast Brazil
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  10 centimetres?
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Melothria congestiflora, Raul Martinez Crovetto1954

Photos by Marlon Machado.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1916. It is found in Bahia, Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres or more, the vines up to two metres. The plants are dioecious - either male or female -  the flowers are yellow. The wines and three leaflets are hairy. 

 The name; congestiflora refers to the inflorescence: congest = dense, flora = flowers.

Photos by Marlon Machado.