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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Corallocarpus welwitschii
 
 

  

Author:  Bentham & Hooker f. 1867
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Angola, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zaire
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Rhynchocarpa welwitschii Naudin.1863. Corallocarpus gilgianus Cogn.1916.

Photo from http://www.kyffhauser.co.za

   This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Bentham and the young Hooker in 1867. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach two metres in length. The flowers are pale yellow.