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A young plant by Bernard Gacongne

Juvenile leaf by Bernard Gacongne

Male flower by Bernard Gacongne.

The fruit by
Bernard Gacongne.

Author: Monique Keraudren, 1960
Origin:  Western Central Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  ? Centimetres
Height:  ? Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Calyptrosicyos grevei, Monique Keraudren, 1959

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Monique Keraudren in 1960. It is found in the central western part of Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. At present, I have no information on the size, and I fail to understand the French in the original description, but it appears to be a rather small plant. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name from Mr. Grevé, a French colonist and naturalist, settled in Madagascar as farmer and collector for A. Grandidier.

Female flower by Bernard Gacongne.

Caudex by
Bernard Gacongne.