Photo by Reine, Garden.org.
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
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.