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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Coccinia adoensis
 

Photo by Jerry Wright.

  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique , Namibia, Nigeria,  South Africa, Tanganyika, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres or more
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  Creamy Yellow, Salmon-Pink, Orange,
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Wild Spinach
Synonyms:  Momordica adoensis Hochst. ex A. Rich. 1847. Bryonia jatrophaefolia A.Rich. Coccinia homblei Cogn. Coccinia jatrophaefolia Cogn. Coccinia parvifolia Cogn. Coccinia rigida Gilg Cephalandra pubescens Sond. Coccinia pubescens Eyles. Coccinia djurensis Gilg. Coccinia homblei Cogn. Coccinia roseiflora Suesseng. Coccinia subspicata Cogn. Schizostigma asperata Arn.Cephalandra rehmanni Cogn. Schizostigma asperata Arn. Coccinia hartmanniana Schweinf. Coccinia palmata, Williamson. Coccinia princeae Gilg. Coccinia aostae Busc. & Muschl. Coccinia diversifolia Cogn.

Photo from Aluka.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It is found in the semidry wood- and grass regions of central Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres or more, the vines can reach three metres. The flowers are creamy yellow over salmon pink to orange with greenish or brownish vines. The fruits are four to fifteen millimetres and red with a long stalk.

 As the many synonyms indicates, the leaves are extremely variable, from broadly ovate or pentagonal to deeply palmately 3-7 lobed.

The species name adoensis indicate it originates from Aden, Arabia