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Halosicyos ragonesei

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Author:  Martinez Crovetto, 1947
Origin:  Cordoba & La Rioja; N Argentina
Soil:  Salty Mix 
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  1,5 Metres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Sicyos hederifolia, Decaisne, 1834 

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae was given this name by Martinez Crovetto in 1947. It is found in northern Argentina, growing in salty soils with some water and lots of sun. The swollen roots will grow to two centimetres in diameter, the vines up to 150 centimetres long. The flowers are small and greenish, while the fruits are orange-red when ripe.

Name from the Greek halos 'salt, sea' and sikyos wild cucumber. The species name after Arturo E. Ragonese, an Argentinean botanist.

Tribe Melothrieae, subtribe Dendrosicyinae