Sessile-leaved cucumber – Coccinia sessilifolia
It is a herbaceous perennial climber with a tuberous rootstock.Both the fruit and the tuber are used as food by the San people, the fruit being best when still green and cooked as a vegetable.
The seeds of the ripened fruit are eaten by birds and so propagated.
These plants occur in grassland and bushveld.
The fruits ripen through yellow to red from the tip.