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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Corallocarpus bainesii
 

Photo by Marc Altenloh.

 

  

Author:  Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse 1962
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Angola, Botswana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Rhynchocarpa bainesii, Joseph Dalton Hooker 1871. Kedrostis bainesii, CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881. Corallocarpus sphaerocarpus CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1888. Corallocarpus dinteri CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1916. Corallocarpus poissonii CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881.

Photo by Marc Altenloh.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse in 1962. It is found in the forests and bushes of southern Africa and Madagascar, growing in a well drained but slightly rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres, the vines up to two metres. The small flowers are greenish yellow.

Photo by Marc Altenloh.