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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Ceratosanthes palmata
 

Photo from Caribbian Herbalist.

  
Author:  Ignatz Urban 1918
Family:  Cucurbitaceae 
Habitat:  India, North Australia
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  Lyan' N Cucumber, Batard Apple-Hallier, Anguine corniculee,
Synonyms:  Trichosanthes palmata, Linnaeus.
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.

Tribe Melothrieae, subtribe Dendrosicyinae