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Photo by Chris Χρήστος Κυριακίδης , Greece.

The caudex by Chris, Greece.

The fruit by Jürg Vogel,

The flower from

Author: C. Jeffrey & W.J.J.O. de Wilde, 2006
Origin:  South, South-East Yunnan; China, Northern Laos
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  10-25 Centimetres
Height:  300 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Siraitia borneensis var. yunnanensis A.M. Lu & Z.Y. Zhang, 1984.
Siraitia borneensis
var. lobophylla A.M. Lu & Z.Y. Zhang, 1984. 
Baijiania yunnanensis
, A.M. Lu & J.Q. Li, 1993.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey and Willem Jan Jacobus Oswald de Wilde in 2006. It is found in south and south-eastern Yunnan of China and northern Laos, from 1000 to 1800 metres height. It grows in a well drained soil with quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten or even 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to three metres in height. The flowers are yellow while the fruits are striped green.

The genera name from Latin sino; 'found' and Baijiang. The species name is referring to it origin in China.

A large caudex from

The leaves by Chris, Greece.

The leaves by Chris, Greece.