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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Xerosicyos pubescens / *Zygosicyos  p.
 
  
Author:  Monique Keraudren 1964
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Madagascar
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  ?
Flower:  Green-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Zygosicyos pubescens,Gordon Douglas Rowley 2002
Got it from:  Amsterdam
Year:  2001

Female-flowers.

My plant four years later.

A giant: 50 centimetres in diameter, from Zürich Succulenten Sammlung.  Photo by Marlon Machado.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Monique Keraudren in 1964. It's from Madagascar, where it lives on the mountain slopes. Rich soil, some water and not too much sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter. As seen on the photo, the flowers are green-yellow. 

This is a dioecious plant, but I don't know if it's a he or she. On this close-up of the flower, it's easy to see why it's named pubescens (hairy).

*Gordon Douglas Rowley changed this plant into Zygosicyos pubescens in 2002, and published it in 2003. He have made some other changes which turned out to be questionable. We will see...

The large one in Copenhagen Botanical Garden.