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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis foetidissima
 

Photo by MagicChris.

  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Burma, India, Pakistan
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10-15 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Chunane, Holobido, Angwe, Kanuke, Ziizi, Tetirigi Kitel
Synonyms:  Trichosanthes foetidissima, Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin 1788. Bryonia rostrata, Rottl.1803. Bryonia perrottetiana, Nicolas Charles Seringe 1828. Cyrtonema divergens A. Rich. 1847. Zehneria obtusiloba Sond 1862. Rhynchocarpa foetida, Charles Baron Clarke. Kedrostis rostrata, CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881.  Pepo foetidissima, Nathaniel Britton 1913. Kedrostis obtusiloba, Cogn. 1916. Melothria louisii, Frans Hubert Edouard Arthur Walter Robyns 1943.
Might now be: Melothria foetidissima, Guy Edouard Roberty 1954
   This Monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1881. It is found in all the way from South Africa through up the Eastern Coast to Pakistan out to Bangladesh. It is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The vines reach two metres, and the caudex can grow to ten or even fifteen centimetres in diameter. The flowers are yellow, the small fruits red.  

Apparently, the plant have a strong unpleasant scent when crushed.

Photo by MagicChris.