Male and female flowers.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
was described by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux and is found in South Africa. It prefers well-drained
soil, lots of water in the growing-periods and some sun. The small
flowers are green, and it can also be reproduced by cuttings. I found
mine in Melbourne 2002.
It is monocious, with small green flowers. The female flower sits single, close to the vine. The flowers are 4-5
*) According to MoBot,
Kedrostis punctulata should be a synonym to
I find that a bit strange: My K. africanas are
diocoious (either male- or female plant). My K. punctulata is
monocious (both male and
female on same plant).