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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: 85 Camden Circle (rear yard)--Oakwell Farms--San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Semi-shaded, moist, alluvial soil. Small colony, enlarging yearly.

Description: Slender, perennial vine; climbing & clinging by simple tendrils. Leaves medium-green, petioled (1+ cm), orbicular overall(4 cm dia), 5-angled, cordate basally. Monoecious, but flowers not present. Fruit elipsoid, 1-2 cm long, green in this immature specimen.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 4, 1993
Specimen number: 505

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0768
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58

Annotations: Monoecious/pistillate (In fruit) MXFXB

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