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Corallocarpus welwitschii

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Author: Bentham & Hooker f. 1867
Origin:  Angola, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zaire
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Rhynchocarpa welwitschii Naudin. 1863.
Corallocarpus gilgianus
Cogn. 1916.
Corallocarpus congolensis, Cogn.

This monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Bentham and the young Hooker in 1867. It is found in southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines can reach two metres in length. The flowers are pale yellow.

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name after Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1806-1872, an Austrian explorer and botanist.