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Ibervillea tenuisecta (Slimlobe globeberry)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Ibervillea tenuisecta

Ibervillea tenuisecta (A. Gray) Small

Slimlobe Globeberry, Cutleaf Globe Berry

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

Synonym(s): Maximowiczia lindheimeri var. tenuisecta, Sicydium lindheimeri var. tenuisectum

USDA Symbol: IBTE2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Shiny, spherical berries, resembling scarlet marbles, hanging on a small climbing vine with tiny, yellowish-green flowers.

Less common is Lindheimer's globeberry (I. lindheimeri), found in Texas and southern Oklahoma. Its leaf divisions are much broader, and the berry is 1-1 1/2 inches (2.5-4 cm) wide.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Vine
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Fruit Type: Pepo

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Distribution: Southeastern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Along shallow gullies and on rocky slopes in deserts.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Sibley Nature Center - Midland, TX

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1197 Collected 2008-08-20 in Brewster County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2014-04-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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