Charles Jeffrey, 1964
||Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia,
Cephalopentandra obbiadensis, Chiov.
Coccinia obbiadensis, Cufod.
Coccinia quercifolia, Hutch. & E.A.Bruce
This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in
1964. It's found in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Ethiopia, growing in well-drained
soil with lots of water and some sun. The vines don't grow that long
for a Cucurbitaceae, only one meter, the caudex can get up to 60 centimetres in
diameter. The flowers are white to yellow, the fruits orange.
The species name from Greek:
kephale, meaning 'head', penta; 'five' and aner
or andros; 'male' for the cluster of stamens, erroneously
stated to be five in the protologue. The species name reefers to the
lack of tendrils.