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Gynostemma hederifolium

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Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Southern Malaysia, Java
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15-30 Centimetres
Height:  5 Meters
Flower:  Green - Greenish-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Neoalsomitra hederifolia,  W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes, 2003.
Sicyos hederifolia
, Decaisne, 1834.
Alsomitra timorana, M.Roem.
Neoalsomitra timorana, Hutch.
Zanonia timorana, Span.

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It is found on Lesser Sunda Islands, Southern Malaysia and Java. It grows in the forests, in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. It will climb up to five meters, the caudex can grow from 15 to 30 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are green to greenish-yellow.

The genera name means 'naked stem'. The species name means 'leaves like Hedera┤.