Male flower. Photos by R. Story.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It
is found in South Africa, growing in rich but drained soil with some
to lots of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 15
centimetres or more in diameter, the vines can reach four meters or
more. The plants are either male or female.