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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Kedrostis africana (var 2)
 

It's leaves are more serrated then the other Kedrostis africana. This is a male plant. This year (2003) the leafs seems to  change into really serrated, almost like Kedrostis punctulata. This plant is sold at Winco under the name: Ibervillea sonorea. I just bought it without name, and was later told it was K. a. I have no clue!

  
Author:  CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Bryonia africana Linne Bryonia ciliata Moench. Bryonia dissecta Thunb. Bryonia grossulariifolia E.Mey. Bryonia multifida E.Mey. Bryonia pinnatifida Burch. Coniandra africana  Sond.
Coniandra digitata
Sond. Coniandra dissecta Schrad. Coniandra glauca Schrad. Coniandra grossulariifolia E.Mey. ex Arn. Coniandra pinnatisecta Schrad. Coniandra punctulata Sond. Cyrtonema digitata Schrad. Kedrostis digitata  Cogn. Kedrostis glauca Cogn. Kedrostis grossulariifolia C.Presl. Kedrostis punctulata Cogn. Rhynchocarpa africana Asch. Rhynchocarpa dissecta Naudin.
Got it from:  Amsterdam
Year:  2000

Leaves on the a single plant at the same time.

Does not get much bigger!

 The flowers are 9 mm - 1/4" in diameter.

Female and male Kedrostis, found 50 meters apart on the south coast of South Africa. The shape is a coincidence.

  

This member of the Cucurbitaceae was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux  in 1881, and is found in Africa. It prefers well-drained soil, lots of water in the growing-period and some sun, but not necessary much. The small flowers are yellow, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. The caudex can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, and the vines reach six meters. I found mine in Amsterdam in 2000.  I have found most in forests.

A plant from Mbuyu.

A Kedrostis fruit from the south coast of South Africa.

2008, and still growing larger.

After 15 year, the caudex have grown to 25 centimetres in diameter from around 18.

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass SuperOrder Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes Magnoliophyta Magnoliophytina

Rosopsida

Dilleniidae

Cucurbitanae

Cucurbitales

Cucurbitaceae Kedrostis africana