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 It gets small (5-8mm) red berries with 4-8 seeds in.


Male flower.


Female flower.

Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  ?
Height:  ?
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Coniandra punctulata Otto Wilhelm Sonder, 1862.
According to MoBot and others: Kedrostis africana*

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 Kedrostis africana. 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.


Male and female flowers.


Seeds.