Digital Herbaria

Melothria pendula

Melothria pendula L.

Guadeloupe cucumber, Meloncito, Speckled Gourd

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

USDA Symbol: MEPE3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Melothria pendula

Drooping Melonette


Location: S of the East-West path & 30 m E of Wolfeton path--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Nearly full shade. In/on tall Poaceae. Nominal moisture; alkaline soil.

Description: Slender, climbing (by tendrils) vine from perennial root. Leaves cordate & 3-angled to 5-lobed, scabrous, alternate, about 50 mm long x 45 mm wide. Sinus usually pronounced. Petioles 30-35 mm. Infloresence axillary; pistillate, single or clustered; staminate racemose, all greenish-yellow. Plant monoecious. Fruit not present.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 1, 1987
Specimen number: 250

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0474
Accession Date: Jul 27, 1993
Accession Number: 36

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