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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Corallocarpus perrieri
 


Photos from:
Olaf Pronk, Laurette E.U.R.L.

 
Author:   Monique Keraudren, 1966
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 centimetres or more
Height:  3 metres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Calyptrosicyos perrieri Keraudren, 1959
This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Monique Keraudren in 1966. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres or more, the vines will reach three metres. The flowers are yellow. 

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name after Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie, 1873-1958, a French botanist who specialized in the plants of Madagascar.