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Kedrostis pseudogijef

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Photo by Takitaro - Italy.

Author: Charles Jeffrey, 1962
Origin:  Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Northern Tanzania
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  12 Metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Corallocarpus pseudogijef, Ernest Friedrich Gilg

This dioecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and northern Tanzania, growing in forest and bush land a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres, the vines up to ten centimetres thick and twelve metres long. The flowers are greenish yellow. 

The genera name from Greek kedrostis, 'white Bryony', the ancient name of a scrambling cucurbit. The species name means 'a false (Kedrostis) gijef'.

It is hard to find any photos of this species, and the drawings don't look alike!