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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 from Oakwell Farms Pky to Ira Lee Rd, opposite Idle Hour Lane--Oakwell Farms--San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Climbing in low shrubs & semi- to heavy shade.

Description: Slender vine from perennial root. Climbing by simple tendrils. Leaves ovate, cordate at base, 5-lobed/toothed, about 5 cm dia, dark green above, lighter below. Flowers axillary, yellow: staminate-racemose or corym-bose; pistillate-solitary, persistant. Fruit ellipsoid, yellow green, 1-2 cm long.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 9, 1993
Specimen number: 507

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0770
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58

Annotations: Monoecious/pistillate (In flower & fruit)

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