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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis gijef
 

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Author:  Charles Jeffrey 1962
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of Yemen
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  Centimetres
Height:  5 Metres
Flower:  Yellow-Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Galboob, Ged Saar
Synonyms:  Turia gijef, Pehr Forsskĺl 1775. Corallocarpus gijef, Joseph Dalton Hooker 1871. Rhynchocarpa gijef, Georg August Schweinfurth 1871. Corallocarpus parvifolius, Célestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881.  Corallocarpus harmsii, Philipp Wilhelm Albrecht Zimmermann 1922.
This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and in the United Republic of Yemen, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The vines grow to five metres or more in length and up to eight centimetres in diameter. The size of the caudex is unknown for now. The flowers are yellow with green veins. The fruits are slightly hairy and red when ripen.