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Xerosicyos pubescens, Zygosicyos pubescens, Xerosicyos

Xerosicyos pubescens, Zygosicyos pubescens

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Plant with caudexVine or creeper plantSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterDeciduous plant

Xerosicyos pubescens is a dioecious perennial, caudiciform plant, forming a large caudex from which creeper deciduous vines characterized by tendrils emerge. The leaves are lobed, finely hairy, and semi-succulent and die back in the dry season and during prolonged periods of drought.

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