Peter Vincent Bruyns, 1993
Western South Africa
Pale Yellow / Green
monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae
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
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...