This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Ignatz
Urban in 1908. It is found in
India and Northern Australia, growing in peat with some water and
some sun. The caudex can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter, the
wines reach for two meters. The flowers are pale yellow.
Name from Greek: Keratos
“a horn” and anthos “a flower,” alluding to the shape of the
petals. Palmata refers to the hand-like leaves.