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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis punctulata (africana*)
 
  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  ?
Height:  ?
Flower:  Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Coniandra punctulata Otto Wilhelm Sonder 1862.
According to MoBot: Kedrostis africana*
Got it from:  Melbourne, Australia
Year:  2002

Male and female flowers.

Male flower.

Female flower.

  

This member of the Cucurbitaceae was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux and is found in South Africa. It prefers well-drained soil, lots of water in the growing-periods and some sun. The small flowers are green, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. I found mine in Melbourne 2002.

It is monocious, with small green flowers.  The female flower sits single, close to the vine. The flowers are 4-5 mm.

*) According to MoBot, Kedrostis punctulata should be a synonym to Kedrostis africana. I find that a bit strange: My K. africanas are diocoious (either male- or female plant). My K. punctulata is monocious (both male and female on same plant).

 It gets small (5-8mm) red berries with 4-8 seeds in.

Seeds