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 Zygosicyos tripartitus
Author:   Jean-Henri Humbert, 1945
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  5 Metres or more
Flower:  Green-Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Suddenly, after several years, it started to have tentacles.


This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Jean-Henri Humbert in 1945. It's from Madagascar, where it lives on the mountain slopes. Rich soil, little water and not too much sun. The flowers are green-yellow. Can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

The genera name from the Greek zygos; 'yoked' or 'joined' and sicyos; 'cucumber'. The species name means 'three divided, separated'.


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