This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was
given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Congo,
Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a
rich and well
drained soil with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to 50 centimetres or more, the vines can reach six metres.
The flowers are brownish yellow.