Alfred Cogniaux, 1916
Northeast Brazil. (Doyerea emetocathartica: Belize,
Brazil Northeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic,
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is.,
Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico
Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands
Antilles, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago,
Medium - Maximum
Doyerea emetocathartica Grosourdy, 1864.
Melothria congestiflora, Raul Martinez Crovetto,1954.
Anguria glomerata, Eggers
Anguriopsis margaritensis, J.R.Johnst.
Apodanthera trifoliata, Cogn.
Corallocarpus angosturensis, V.M.Badillo
Corallocarpus emetocatharticus, Cogn.
Corallocarpus glomeratus, Cogn.
Corallocarpus glomeratus var. gracilis, Cogn.
Corallocarpus guatemalensis, Standl. & Steyerm.
Doyerea angosturensis, Grosourdy
Ibervillea guatemalensis, Kearns
Melothria trifoliata, Mart.Crov.
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was given this name by CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux in 1916. It
is found in Bahia, Brazil, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten
centimetres or more, the vines up to two metres. The plants are
dioecious - either male or female - the flowers are yellow. The wines and three
The genera name is from
Greek apodos; 'wirhout a foot' and Greek antheros;
'flowering' for the sessile flowers. The species name;
congestiflora referring to the inflorescence: congest =
dense, flora = flowers.