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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Coccinia microphylla
 

Young plant. Photo by Marlena Fairbourne.

  
Author:  Ernest Friedrich Gilg 1904
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  South Kenya, North Tanzania
Soil:  Well drained Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  ? Centimetres
Height:   4 Metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow/Green Veined
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Coccinia buikoensis, Albert Zimmeter, 1922.

Photo by Marlena Fairbourne.

 

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Ernest Friedrich Gilg in 1904. It is found in the highlands of southern Kenya and northern  Tanzania, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. At present, I have no information on the size of the caudex, but the entire plant can reach four meters in height. The flowers are pale yellow with green veins, the fruits red.

The species name refers to the small leaves.

Photo by Marlena Fairbourne.