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Melothria pendula var. pendula

Melothria pendula L. var. pendula

Guadeloupe Cucumber

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

Synonym(s): Melothria guadalupensis, Melothria pendula var. chlorocarpa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N), VI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb , Vine
Fruit Type: Pepo
Size Notes: Creeping or climbing stems up to about 5 feet long.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AL , AR , DC , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA

Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Melothria pendula var. pendula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Melothria pendula var. pendula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Melothria pendula var. pendula


Record Modified: 2022-10-24
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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