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Digital Herbaria

Ibervillea lindheimeri

Ibervillea lindheimeri (A. Gray) Greene

Balsam Gourd, Lindheimer's Globeberry, Globe Berry, Snake-apple, Balsam-apple

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Ibervillea lindheimeri

Lindheimer's Globe-Berry, Balsam Gourd


Location: 150 m SE of Oakwell Farms Pky, opposite Idle Hour Lane--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Climbing by tendrils on shrubs & into trees. Semi-shaded, alkaline soil.

Description: Glabrous, thin vine, from perennial root. Leaves ovate, pinnately 5-lobed/toothed, to 6 cm dia. Petioles 25 mm long. Long tendrils from most axils. Flower not present. Fruit globose, 3 cm dia, red-orange, solitary on 2 cm axillary peduncle. Seed: about 20, sub-spherical, tan, about 5 mm long.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Sep 9, 1993
Specimen number: 506

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0769
Accession Date: May 26, 1994
Accession Number: 58

Annotations: Monoecious/pistillate (In fruit) DXFXB

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