Dirk Jacob Meeuse, 1962
Province; South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia
||Pisosperma capense, Sond. 1861.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae was
given this name
by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse in 1962. It is found in the Cape Province
Africa, Lesotho and Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The caudex can reach 30 centimetres in diameter, the vines two
meters length. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from Greek
kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling
cucurbit. The species name as is originates from the Cape (of South