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Author: CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1901
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Namibia, Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  4 Metres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1901. It is found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen stem can grow to ten centimetres in diameter and reach four metres.

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name from Latin; dissected; for the deeply lobed leaves.