Calyptrosicyos grevei, Monique Keraudren, 1959
This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Monique
Keraudren in 1960. It is found
in the central western part of Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. At present, I have no information on the
size, and I fail to understand the French in the original
description, but it appears to be a rather small plant. The
flowers are yellow.
genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek;
karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name from Mr.
Grevé, a French colonist and naturalist, settled in Madagascar as
farmer and collector for A. Grandidier.