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The caudex by Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.

The fruit from

The flowers by Barry Hammel,

Author:  René de Grosourdy, 1864
Origin:  Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Island, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Island.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  3 Meters
Flower:  Greenish - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Caribbean Coralfruit, Batata de Burro, Batata Zandumbia, Batata Zambomba
Synonyms:  Corallocarpus emetocatharticus, Cogniaux, 1891.
Anguriopsis margaritensis,
J. R. Johnson, 1905. 
Anguria glomerata, Eggers.
Apodanthera congestiflora,
Apodanthera trifoliata,
Corallocarpus angosturensis,
Corallocarpus glomeratus,
Corallocarpus glomeratus
var. gracilis, Cogn.
Corallocarpus guatemalensis,
Standl. & Steyerm.
Doyerea angosturensis,
Ibervillea guatemalensis,
Melothria congestiflora,
Melothria trifoliata,

This deciduous member of the Cucurbitaceae was described by René de Grosourdy in 1864. It is found central America, Brazil and the Caribbean Islands. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the vines will get three metres long. The flowers are from greenish to yellow.

The genera name after Louis Michel Français Doère;1811 – 1863, a French zoologist and agronomist. It was introduced by René de Grosourdy in El Médico Botánico Criollo 1(2): 338. 1864. I have not been able to find it. The species name emeto menas 'vomiting', and cathartica means 'of purging effect'.

The leafs by Barry Hammel,