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It's leaves are more serrated then the other
Kedrostis africana. This is a male plant. This year (2003) the leafs seems to  change into really serrated, almost like Kedrostis punctulata. This plant is sold at Winco under the name: Ibervillea sonorea. I 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 diameter.


Female and male Kedrostis, found 50 meters apart on the south coast of South Africa. The shape is a coincidence.


A plant from Mbuyu.

Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  6 Meters
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Bryonia africana, Linne
Bryonia ciliata,
Moench.
Bryonia dissecta,
Thunb.
Bryonia grossulariifolia,
E.Mey.
Bryonia multifida,
E.Mey.
Bryonia pinnatifida,
Burch.
Coniandra africana,
Sond.
Coniandra digitata.
Sond.
Coniandra dissecta.
Schrad.
Coniandra glauca.
Schrad.
Coniandra grossulariifolia.
E.Mey. ex Arn.
Coniandra pinnatisecta.
Schrad.
Coniandra punctulata.
Sond.
Cyrtonema digitata.
Schrad.
Kedrostis digitata.
Cogn.
Kedrostis glauca,
Cogn.
Kedrostis grossulariifolia,
C.Presl.
Kedrostis punctulata,
Cogn.
Rhynchocarpa africana,
Asch.
Rhynchocarpa dissecta,
Naudin.

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.