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Rough Leaved Cucumis

Plants of Namibia

Rough-leaved cucumis (Cucumis meeusei) is a woody herb with what only can be described as a 'scrambling habit'. Another key feature is its rounded fruits with cone-shaped bristles. Bristles also appear on the leaves and stems, making them rough to touch. It has small, cream-coloured flowers that are produced close to the stem. Both male and female grow on the same stem. The leaves are some 3cm in across with 5 distinct lobes.

Cucumis meeusei grows mainly in rocky habitats or along drainage lines, common throughout the drier parts of Namibia. There are 8 species of Cucumis, not always easily identifiable from one another.

Plants of Namibia

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

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