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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Odosicyos bosseri

 

  
Author:  Monique Keraudren 1981
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1 meter
Height:  8-10 meters?
Flower:  Yellow?
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -
    This rare dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Monique Keraudren in 1980. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and not too much sun. The caudex will grow to one meter in diameter, and that is all I know for now ;-)

                     The flower by Olaf Pronk, Madagascar.             Diameter: 80 centimetres. Rescued by Olaf Pronk, Madagascar.