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Zehneria pallidinervia

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Two year old plant. Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by Reine,

Author: Charles Jeffrey, 1962
Origin:  Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  White - Cream Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bat Wing Vine
Synonyms:  Melothria pallidinervia, Harms, 1923

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and not too much sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres or more, the vines will reach two meters. The flowers are white to cream colour, the fruits bright red.

The genera is named after Josef Zehner, an Austrian botanical illustrator. The species is named after Vladimir Ivanovich Palladin, 1859-1922, a Russian/Soviet biochemist and botanist.

Photo by Reine,