Alfred Cogniaux, 1877
tenuifolia, Poepp. & Endl. 1838.
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, Brazil and Uruguay, growing in a well drained but
still rich in organic material soil, with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two or three
centimetres in diameter, and the entire plant can reach four metres in
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 systematic.
The caudex is natural formed
about 30 centimetres deep, and at present, I don't know if it
appreciate to be
It is the only member of the
The genera name
is the Portuguese name for pumpkin. The species name means