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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Citrullus ecirrhosus
 
  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1888
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum*
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Tsamma Melons
Synonyms:  Colocynthis ecirrhosus, Chakrav 1949

Un-ripen fruit.

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   This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1888. It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The thickened rootstock can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the vines will crawl for two meters and the flowers are yellow.

*It is reliant on a deep water layer in the ground and morning fogs, and need some water when in culture.