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Photo by Marlon Machado.


Photos by Marlon Machado.


Photos by Marlon Machado.

Author: CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1916
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Bahia, Northeast Brazil. (Doyerea emetocathartica: Belize, Brazil Northeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres?
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Doyerea emetocathartica Grosourdy, 1864.
Melothria congestiflora
, Raul Martinez Crovetto,1954.
Anguria glomerata, Eggers
Anguriopsis margaritensis, J.R.Johnst.
Apodanthera trifoliata, Cogn.
Corallocarpus angosturensis, V.M.Badillo
Corallocarpus emetocatharticus, Cogn.
Corallocarpus glomeratus, Cogn.
Corallocarpus glomeratus var. gracilis, Cogn.
Corallocarpus guatemalensis, Standl. & Steyerm.
Doyerea angosturensis, Grosourdy
Ibervillea guatemalensis, Kearns
Melothria trifoliata, Mart.Crov.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1916. It is found in Bahia, Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres or more, the vines up to two metres. The plants are dioecious - either male or female - the flowers are yellow. The wines and three leaflets are hairy. 

The genera name is from Greek apodos; 'wirhout a foot' and Greek antheros; 'flowering' for the sessile flowers. The species name; congestiflora referring to the inflorescence: congest = dense, flora = flowers.