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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis leloja
 


The base of a young plant. Copyright Piet Goossens,
Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.

  
Author:  Charles Jeffrey 1962
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Northern, Eastern and Central Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  1 meter
Flower:  Greenish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Turia leloja, J. F. Gmelin 1791

The male flower. Copyright Piet Goossens,
Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.


The fast growing caudex, 7,5 month. Copyright Piet Goossens, Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.
 
The leaf by Bernard Gacongne

   This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in  Egypt, Yemen, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will get one meter annual stems.


The female flower by Bernard Gacongne


The fruits by Bernard Gacongne


The seeds by Bernard Gacongne