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Drawing from the original publication.
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The stem branches out under ground, and can form satellite caudexes.

Author: 

Peter Vincent Bruyns, 1993

Family: 

CUCURBITACEAE

Origin: 

Western South Africa

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

10 Centimetres

Height: 

100 Centimetres

Flower: 

Pale Yellow / Green

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 1993. It is found between Clanwilliam and Springbok in western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres or more in diameter, 20 long, the entire plant to 100 centimetres or more in length. The flowers are pale yellow with a green outside.

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name from Green psamm; "climbing" and Latin; -phila; "like to". Considering the lack of tendrils, a strange name...