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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Abobra tenuifolia
 

Photo by Marlena Fairbourne.

  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1877
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay.
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  ? Centimetres
Height:  4 Meters
Flower:  Pale Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Cranberry Gourd.
Synonyms:  Bryonia tenuifolia Gillies in Hooker 1833. Abobra viridiflora Naudin. 1862
 

Young caudexes by Marlena Fairbourne.

Photo from Laboratorio de Plantas Vasculares.

   This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by William Jackson Hooker and George Arnott Walker Arnott but reclassified by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1877. It is found in Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay, growing in a well drained but still rich in organic material soil with some water and lots of sun. At present, I don't know how big the caudex can grow, but the entire plant can reach four metres in height. The flowers are pale green, the small fruits dark red.

Abobra tenuifolia was already described and the name validly published by William Jackson Hooker and George Arnott Walker Arnott based on a prior description by John Gillies. However, it was CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux, who reclassified it into today's valid botanical systematics.

The caudex is natural formed about 30 centimetres deep, and at present, I don't know if it can be exposed.

It is the only member of the genus.

Young plants and sprouting seeds by Marlena Fairbourne.