The plentiful flowers by Ivan
by Ivan Cupic.
Photo by Ivan Cupic.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by
Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1856. It is found
in Syria and northern Israel, growing in a rather solid soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 50
centimetres in diameter, although it tend to split up in seven
centimetre roots, the entire plant to 250 centimetres in
flowers are greenish yellow.