The caudex of a one
year old cutting is one centimetre in diameter.
This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by
John Hutchinson in
1942. It is found in Burma, Philippines and Thailand, where it climbs trees. The
ground is a thin layer of peat with clay underneath. They get lots of
water but just some sun. The flowers are greenish to yellow, the males in clusters,
the female sit one by one.