Photo by PalmBob.
This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was
given this name by George
Bentham & Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1867. It is found in Botswana
South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to at least 25 centimetres in diameter, and the vines can
reach three metres. Both male and female flowers are yellowish
green, and the small fruits are orange-red.