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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis hirtella
 


Found this plant at Kiel BG with the name
Kedrostis natalensis.

 
Author:   CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Origin:  Senegal, Namibia , Botswana , South Africa. Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Greenish White/Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bobbejaankomkommer
Synonyms:  Toxanthera natalensis Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1883. Rhynchocarpa hirtella Naud. 1862. Toxanthera kwebensis N.E.Br. 1909. Toxanthera lugardae N.E.Br. 1909. Kedrostis natalensis,  A.Meeuse, 1962.
  This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It is found in Senegal to Namibia, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can reach 20 centimetres in diameter, the annual vines to two meters length. The flowers are greenish white to yellow, the fruits bright orange.

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name means 'with minutely haired, pubescent'.