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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Corallocarpus epigaeus
 

Photo by Meena Singh.

  
Author:  George Bentham & Joseph Dalton Hooker 1867
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanganyika
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres
Height:  4 metres
Flower:  Dull Yellow - Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Indian Bryonia
Synonyms:  Bryonia epigaea Rottler 1803. Rhynchocarpa epigaea, Naudin 1862. Rhynchocarpa corallina Naud.1862. Corallocarpus fenzlii Hook. f. 1871. Corallocarpus corallinus,  Cogn.1881. Corallocarpus gracilipes, Cogn. 1881. Corallocarpus hildebrandtii Gilg 1904. Corallocarpus tavetensis Gilg 1904. Corallocarpus bequaertii De Wild. 1921.
This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by George Bentham & Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1867. It is found in both in central Africa and Asia, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres, the vines reach four metres. The flowers are dull yellow to greenish yellow. The fruits are red.