Ah, finally… The butternut pumpkin vine seems to have settled in to the permanent location under the mango tree. It has been promising flowers for about 3 weeks, growing buds but then aborting them. I knew that all I needed was patience, and I have been rewarded.
Yes, they’re male flowers, about 1 to 2 metres back from the tip of the vine. I’ve peeped along the length and have seen only boy buds so far. I guess the female bud will come when I’m least vigilant, so maybe I’ll not be such a mother hen over this plant and let it get its act together in peace.