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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

Melonette

Cucurbitaceae

Location: Midway between Oakwell Farms Pky and Ira Lee Rd., & 30 m S of Camden Circle--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Flat brushy area. Semi-shade. Nominal moisture. Alkaline soil.

Description: Monoecious, climbing, scabrous vine, clinging by axillary tendrils, with slender, branching stems. Leaves 5-lobed, to 6 cm wide with petioles to 2 cm. Pistillate flowers greenish-yellow, solitary in axils. Staminate flowers racemose.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Jul 11, 1987
Specimen number: 255

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0516
Accession Date: Aug 24, 1993
Accession Number: 40

Annotations: MCFXB

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