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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Coccinia sessilifolia
 

From Copenhagen Botanical Garden

  
Author:  Célestin Alfred Congiaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  5 meters
Flower:  White/Crème
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Cephalandra sessilifolia.Sonder 1862, C. schinzii Congiaux  1895, Citrullus naudinianus Hook.f.,Colocynthis naudinianus Kuntze.
Got it from:  Loulé, Portugal
Year:  2002

 It's dioecious. These are male flowers.

The fruits before they turn red.

   This nice Cucurbitaceae was first given this name by Célestin Alfred Congiaux in 1881. It is from southern Africa, where it prefers a well-drained soil, moderate water and moderate sun. The caudex can grow to 20 cm in diameter, the vines five meters. It will produce small white flowers, and apart from seeds, it can be reproduced by cuttings.

Leaf on a wild plant in Namibia.

And a male flower in South Africa.