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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Trochomeria polymorpha
 

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Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1,5-4 Centimetres
Height:  20-100 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Heterosicyos polymorpha, Welw.1871. Heterosicyos stenolobus, Welw. 1871. Trochomeria stenoloba, Cogn. 1881. Trochomeria bussei, Gilg. 1904. Trochomeria brachypetala, R. E. Fries 1916. Trochomeria brachypetala var. foliata, R. Fernandes 1959. Trochomeria bussei var. tripartita, R. Fernandes 1959. Trochomeria multiflora, R. Fernandes, 1959. Trochomeria polymorpha var. stenoloba, R. & A. Fernandes 1692. Trochomeria teixeirae, R. & A. Fernandes, 1969
This little member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It is found in eastern Africa, growing in open forests in a sand or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex only grow from one and a half centimetre to four, but can reach up to 70 centimetres in length. The single of few stems reaches 20 to 100 centimetres. The flowers are greenish to yellow, the one to two centimetre fruits are red.