leaves are more serrated then the other
This is a male plant.
This year (2003)
the leafs seems to change into really
serrated, almost like
punctulata. This plant is sold at Winco
under the name:
just bought it without name, and was later told it was K. a. I
have no clue!
Leaves on the a
single plant at the same time.
Does not get much bigger!
The flowers are 9 mm - 1/4" in
male Kedrostis, found 50 meters apart on the south coast
of South Africa. The shape is a coincidence.
A plant from
CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux,
Namibia, South Africa
Minimum - Medium
Bryonia ciliata, Moench.
Bryonia grossulariifolia, E.Mey.
Bryonia multifida, E.Mey.
Coniandra africana, Sond.
Coniandra digitata. Sond.
Coniandra glauca. Schrad.
grossulariifolia. E.Mey. ex Arn.
Coniandra punctulata. Sond.
Cyrtonema digitata. Schrad.
Kedrostis glauca, Cogn.
Rhynchocarpa africana, Asch.
This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae
was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881, and is found in
Namibia and South Africa. It preferring well-drained
soil, lots of water in the growing-period and some sun, but not
necessary much. The small
flowers are yellow, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. The caudex
can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the vines reach six meters. I have found most in forests.
The genera name from Greek
kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling
cucurbit. The species name as it originates from Africa.
A Kedrostis fruit from the south coast of South Africa.
2008, and still growing larger.
After 15 year, the caudex have grown
to 25 centimetres in diameter from around 18 high.