Acanthosicyos horridus
Acanthosicyos horridus is an unusual melon
thumb|200px|Various types of melonsThis list of melons includes members of the plant family Cucurbitaceae with edible, fleshy fruit e.g. gourds or cucurbits. The word "melon" can refer to either the plant or specifically to the fruit...

 that occurs only in Namibia
Namibia, officially the Republic of Namibia , is a country in southern Africa whose western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. It gained independence from South Africa on 21 March...

; it is locally called !nara.

The edible seeds are known locally as butterpips.

The fruit serves as an essential food source for Topnaar people from February to April and August to September. The katydid, Acanthoproctus diadematus
Acanthoproctus diadematus
Acanthoproctus diadematus is an armoured katydid, bush-cricket, or ground cricket endemic to the Namib Desert of southern Africa, where it lives in the tall sand dunes along the Kuiseb River in Namib-Naukluft National Park. The katydid feeds on the Inara melon endemic to the area....

feeds on the plant, moving between different bushes at night.

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