Abobra viridiflora Naudin
Bryonia tenuifolia Gillies
Common Name: Cranberry Gourd
Cranberry gourd is a perennial climbing plant producing annual stems up to 3.5 metres long from a fleshy rootstock. The stems have tendrils, by which they attach themselves to supports.
The fruit is said to be sometimes harvested from the wild and eaten locally.
S. America - Argentina, Uruguay.
Found from sea level to 500 metres.
A plant of low to moderate elevations, mainly in the subtropical zone.
Requires a warm sunny position and a light soil[
The plant has a fleshy root about 30cm below the soil surface[
The greenish-white flowers are powerfully scented[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms must be grown if seed is required[
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Seed - sow in a rich compost in individual containers. Plant out when large enough.
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