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Author:  Cornelis E.B. Bremekamp, 1933
Origin:  South Africa, Southern Namibia, Botswana
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  35 Centimetres
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  Green / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: Kedrostris crassirostrata

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Cornelis Eliza Bertus Bremekamp in 1933. It is found in southern Namibia, Botswana and central South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 35 centimetres or more in diameter, the vines can reach for three meters. The flowers are green and yellow, and I'm pretty sure it is dioecious - either male or female plant.

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name from Latin crassi;  'thick' and -rostrata; 'beak-shaped, somewhat beaked'.