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Author: Charles Jeffrey, 1962
Origin:  Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  Yellow - Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Galboob, Ged Saar
Synonyms:  Turia gijef, Pehr Forsskĺl, 1775.
Corallocarpus gijef
, Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1871.
Rhynchocarpa gijef
, Georg August Schweinfurth, 1871.
Corallocarpus parvifolius
, Célestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881. 
Corallocarpus harmsii
, Philipp Wilhelm Albrecht Zimmermann, 1922.
Cyrtonema elegans,
Fenzl ex Cogn.

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and in the United Republic of Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The vines grow to five metres or more in length and the caudex up to eight centimetres in diameter. The flowers are yellow with green veins. The fruits are slightly hairy and red when ripen.

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name is the Arab name for the species.