My plant four years
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
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
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...