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The flower by Roberto Guerra.

Author:  Johann Friedrich Gmelin, 1791
Origin:  South America, Caribbean Islands
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  2 Metres
Flower:  Greenish White  - Yellow - Maroon - Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Ceratosanthes palmata, Ignatz Urban, 1918.
Trichosanthes corniculata
, Lamarck, 1783

It seems to be a bit difficult to find information on this member of the Cucurbitaceae family. It was given this name by Johann Friedrich Gmel in 1791, and is found in the Northern part of the South America. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The flowers are yellow, white, maroon and brownish-green. 

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Name from Greek: Keratos 'a horn' and anthos 'a flower', alluding to the shape of the petals. The species name reefers to the swollen roots.

Tribe Melothrieae, SubTribe Dendrosicyinae.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016 is Asclepiadaceae now part of the Apocynaceae.