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Corallocarpus bainesii

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Photo by
Marc Altenloh.


Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

Author: Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse, 1962
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Rhynchocarpa bainesii, Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1871.
Kedrostis bainesii
, CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881.
Corallocarpus sphaerocarpus
CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1888.
Corallocarpus dinteri
CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1916.
Corallocarpus poissonii
CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse in 1962. It is found in the forests and bushes of southern Africa and Madagascar, growing in a well drained but slightly rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres, the vines up to two metres. The small flowers are greenish yellow.

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species is named after J. Thomas Baines, 1820-1875, an English artist and explorer in South Africa.


Photo by
Marc Altenloh.