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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Zehneria pallidinervia
 

Two year old plant. Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

  
Author:  Charles Jeffrey 1962
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 centimetres or more
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  White - Cream Colour
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Bat Wing Vine
Synonyms:  Melothria pallidinervia, Harms 1923

Female flower. Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

    This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and not too much sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres or more, the vines will reach two meters. The flowers are white to cream colour, the fruits bright red.