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Cayaponia quinqueloba

Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners

Fivelobe Cucumber, Five-lobe Cucumber

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

Synonym(s): Cayaponia boykinii, Cayaponia grandifolia

USDA Symbol: CAQU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Pepo
Fruit: Red to scarlet.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MO , MS , OK , SC , TN , TX
Native Habitat: Swamp forests, river bottoms and along streams.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Cayaponia quinqueloba in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Cayaponia quinqueloba in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Cayaponia quinqueloba


Record Modified: 2019-08-20
Research By: CBR

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