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The base of a young plant. Copyright Piet Goossens,
Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.


The male flower. Copyright Piet Goossens,
Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.


The fruits by Bernard Gacongne.
 
The fast growing caudex, 7,5 month. Copyright Piet Goossens, Geertruidenberg,
The Netherlands, 2004.
 

Author:  Charles Jeffrey, 1962
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Eswatini, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  1 Meter
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Turia leloja, J. F. Gmelin, 1791.
Cyrtonema hirtellum, Hochst. ex Naudin.
Kedrostis cufodontii,
Chiov.
Kedrostis eminens,
Dinter & Gilg ex Cogn.
Kedrostis gilgiana,
Cogn.
Kedrostis hirtella,
Cogn.
Kedrostis ledermannii,
Cogn.
Kedrostis natalensis,
A.Meeuse.
Kedrostis rautanenii,
Cogn.
Kedrostis rigidiuscula,
Cogn.
Rhynchocarpa hirtella,
Naudin.
Toxanthera kwebensis,
N.E.Br.
Toxanthera lugardae,
N.E.Br.
Toxanthera natalensis,
Hook.f.

This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in central and southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will get one meter annual stems.

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name is the Arab name for the species.


The female flower by Bernard Gacongne.


The leaf by Bernard Gacongne.


The seeds by Bernard Gacongne.