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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Neoalsomitra sarcophylla
 
  
Author:  John Hutchinson 1942
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Burma, Thailand, Philippines
Soil:  Peat/Clay
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  3-4 Metres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Zanonia sarcophylla, Walllich 1831 Alsomitra sarcophylla, M.Roemer 1846
Got it from:  New York
Year:  2003

The caudex of a one year old cutting is one centimetre in diameter.

   This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by John Hutchinson in 1942. It is found in Burma, Philippines and Thailand, where it climbs trees. The ground is a thin layer of peat with clay underneath. They get lots of water but just some sun. The flowers are greenish to yellow, the males in clusters, the female sit one by one.