Apodanthera succulenta, C.Jeffrey.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1992. It
is found in Bahia in north-eastern 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 five metres. The plants are
dioecious - either male or female - the flowers are yellow. The wines
are smooth and tend to be orange in the sun. The leaves are three
The genera name is from
Greek apodos; 'wirhout a foot' and Greek antheros;
'flowering' for the sessile flowers. The species name villosa,
meaning 'hairy', referring to the fruits.