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Corallocarpus glomeruliflorus

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This plant was found along Jatropha pelargoniifolia in Oman, and I didn't' notice! Alain Rzepecky was kind enough to advice me.

Author:  Georg August Schweinfurth, 1895
Origin:  Oman, Somalia, Yemen
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  30-100 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Gourd course
Synonyms:  Phialocarpus glomeruliflorus, Deflers, 1895.
Rhynchocarpa courbonii, Deflers.
Kedrostis glomeruliflora, C.Jeffrey.

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Georg August Schweinfurth and then given this name by Albert Deflers in 1895. It is found in Oman, Somalia and Yemen, growing in grit or an other well drained soil with little water and some sun. The stem can grow to eight centimetres in diameter and the entire plant reach a height of 30 centimetres or even one meter. The flowers are yellow. 

The genera name from Latin; corallum; 'coral' and Greek; karpos; 'fruit' for the red fruits. The species name from Latin glomero; 'ball' or 'round' and florus; '-flowered.

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