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Family: ICACINACEAE 

 Pyrenacantha kaurabassana

 

  
Author:  Henri Ernest Baillon 1872
Family:  Icacinaceae
Habitat:  Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20-30 Centimetres
Height:  3-10 Metres or more
Flower:  Greenish
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pyrenacantha vitifolia Engl. 1895. Pyrenacantha menyhartii Schinz  1905
Got it from:  Zuidhorn, The Netherlands
Year:  2003

The small stolons I got from The Netherlands.

This small stolon has started to grow!

After one year, even I had to consider to re-pot to a larger pot!

   This member of the Icacinaceae family was first described by Henri Ernest Baillon in 1872. It is found in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya and Zimbabwe, growing in well-drained soil with some water and some sun. It will grow tubers up to five kilos, 30 centimetres in diameter, favoured by naked mole rats, and the vines can grow from three to ten meter or more. It can be reproduced both by seeds, cuttings and stolones.

The name kaurabassana after Cabora Bassa in Mozambique.

Adult leaves on the one meter vine.

Photo of the fruits by Rainer Martin, Mbuyu.