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Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker, 1867
Family:  CUCURBITACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan, Zaīre
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  3-4 Metres
Flower:  Golden-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adenopus diversifolius Cogn.
Eureiandra schweinfurthii
Cogn.
Eureiandra congolensis
Cogn.
Eureiandra bequaertii
De Wild.

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1867. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Nigeria, Sudan and Zaīre. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The thickened rootstock can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter, the vines can grow up to three or four metres. The flowers are golden-yellow.

The genera name from Greek eu; 'truly' -rei-; 'unknown' and aner; ' stamen'. The species name means 'beautiful'.

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