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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Zehneria pallidinervia
 


Two year old plant. Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

 
Author:   Charles Jeffrey, 1962
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Origin:  Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 centimetres or more
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  White - Cream Colour
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bat Wing Vine
Synonyms:  Melothria pallidinervia, Harms, 1923

Photo by Reine, Garden.org
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  This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Charles Jeffrey in 1962. It is found in Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and not too much sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres or more, the vines will reach two meters. The flowers are white to cream colour, the fruits bright red.

The genera is named after Josef Zehner, an Austrian botanical illustrator. The species is named after Vladimir Ivanovich Palladin, 1859-1922, a Russian/Soviet biochemist and botanist.


Photo by Reine, Garden.org