Wild Cucumber

Cucumis africanus (?)

Cucumis species from Voi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Rocky slope near Voi, Kenya. 28 May 2017.

The fleshy, elypsoid fruits have scattered, sharp tubercles. Leaves have about three lobes and are set with coarse, prickly hairs. Flowers yellow.

wild cucumber from Voi photo © Michael Plagens

Cucurbitaceae -- Gourd Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 02 Aug. 2017.