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Adult leaves.

Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, 1881
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  South-West Madagascar
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  13 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux  in 1881. It is found in the south-western part of Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil or even grit with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to at least thirteen centimetres in diameter, and the whole plant can grow to 60 centimetres or more.

The genera name is derived from two Greek words, trochos; 'a wheel' and meris; 'a part'. The connection to the plant is rather obscure; perhaps the long, narrow corolla lobes look like the spokes of a wheel? The species name for the different shaped leaves.