& H.A. Theodor Harms, 1923
Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre
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Physedra bequaertii, Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman,
Coccinia ulugurensis, Harms.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was described by Ernest Friedrich Gilg and Hermann August
Theodor Harms in 1923. It is found in
rainforests of eastern tropical Africa from Uganda south to
Tanzania Malawi and Congo, growing in a well drained soil with some water
to lots of and some of
sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines
can reach for ten metres or more. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from Latin coccineus,
meaning 'red' or 'scarlet' which must referee to the fruits. The
specific name after Gottfried Wilhelm Johannes Mildbraed, 1879 –
1954, a German botanist that specialized in mosses, ferns,
and various spermatophytes.