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All photos by Bernard Gacongne.

A young caudex by Bernard Gacongne.

Female flower by Bernard Gacongne.

Male flowers by Bernard Gacongne.

Female flower by Bernard Gacongne.

Author: Raul Martínez Crovetto, 1954
Origin:  Argentina, (Brazil, Uruguay?)
Soil:  Mixed
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  ? Centimetres
Height:  3 Meters
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Argentinean Melon
Synonyms:  Wilbrandia sagittifolia, August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach, 1854.
Wilbrandia sagittifolia var. typica, Mart.Crov.
Apodanthera sagittifolia var. dissecta, Mart. Crov.
Apodanthera sagittifolia
var. villosa, Mart. Crov.  

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Raul Martínez Crovetto in 1954. It is found in Argentina, and might be in Brazil and Uruguay, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. I can't find any references to the size of the caudex, but the entire plant reach three meters in height. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name is from Greek apodos; 'without a foot' and Greek antheros; 'flowering' for the sessile flowers. The species name is made up of Latin sagitta 'arrow' and -folia ('eaved' components meaning 'with arrow-shaped leaves'.

The fruits by Bernard Gacongne.

The leaf by Bernard Gacongne.

The seeds by Bernard Gacongne.