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Author:  E.F. Gilg & H.A. Theodor Harms, 1923
Origin:  Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  10 Meters
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Physedra bequaertii, Émile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman, 1922.
Coccinia ulugurensis, Harms.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Ernest Friedrich Gilg and Hermann August Theodor Harms in 1923. It is found in rainforests of eastern tropical Africa from Uganda south to Tanzania Malawi and Congo, growing in a well drained soil with some water to lots of and some of sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach for ten metres or more. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Latin coccineus, meaning 'red' or 'scarlet' which must referee to the fruits. The specific name after Gottfried Wilhelm Johannes Mildbraed, 1879 –  1954,  a German botanist that specialized in mosses, ferns, and various spermatophytes.

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