Corallocarpus millspaughii, Célestin Alfred Cogniaux,
This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in
1978. It is found
in south-eastern Mexico and Belize, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to a lot of sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to three metres in
flowers are yellow, the fruits are five to seven centimetres and light
yellow-orange. It will form roots if the vines touch moist soil.
Ibervillea is dioecious,
there are separate male and female plants.
The genera name after Pierre
LeMoyne Sieur D'Iberville, 17th century explorer and settler in
America. The species is named after
Charles Frederick Millspaugh,1854–1923, an American botanist.