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I can't even find a herbarium specimen, nor the original description. Please e-m@ail.me, if you got a photo.

Author: 

Werner Rauh, 1998

Family: 

CUCURBITACEAE

Origin: 

Southern Madagascar

Soil: 

Sandy

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

8 Centimetres

Height: 

60 Centimetres

Flower: 

Brownish

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

-

This member of the Cucurbitaceae  family was given this name by Werner Rauh in 1998. It is found in southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained sandy soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are brownish.

The genera is named after A. Seyrig, a French entomologist. The species is named for the shape of the caudex: "globular at the top and tapering off abruptly".