CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
punctulata Otto Wilhelm Sonder, 1862.
to MoBot and others:
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux and is found in southern South Africa. It preferring well-drained
soil, lots of water in the growing-periods and some sun. The small
flowers are green, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings.
It is monoecious, with small green flowers. The female flower sits
single, close to the vine. The flowers are four to five millimetres.
The genera name from Greek
kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling
cucurbit. The species name means 'spotted', and the caudex is.
*) According to MoBot,
Kedrostis punctulata should be a synonym to
I find that a bit strange: My K. africanas are
diocoious (either male- or female plant). My K. punctulata is
monocious (both male and
female on same plant). And their appearance quite different too.
Then again; it could be mislabelled in
Melbourne, Australia 2002,
where I bought it. In that case, I haven't a clue about what it is.