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The flower from Floredeguyane.piwigo.com.

Author:  Ignatz Urban, 1918
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Island
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  Lyan' N Cucumber, Batard Apple-Hallier, Anguine corniculee,
Synonyms:  Trichosanthes palmata, Linnaeus. 1753.
Ceratosanthes corniculata, Cogn.
Ceratosanthes gracilis, Cogn.
Ceratosanthes latiloba, Cogn.
Ceratosanthes tuberosa, J.F.Gmel.
Trichosanthes corniculata, Lam.
Trichosanthes tuberosa, Willd.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Ignatz Urban in 1908. It is found in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles and Windward Island, growing in a rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter, the wines reach for two meters. The flowers are white to pale yellow.

Name from Greek: Keratos 'a horn' and anthos 'a flower', alluding to the shape of the petals. Palmata referring to the hand-like leaves.

Tribe Melothrieae, subtribe Dendrosicyinae.


Leaves by G. Leotard, Inpn.mnhn.fr.