Cucumis anguria var. anguria

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Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 37.

Leaf-blades deeply palmately 3–5-lobed. Pistillate flowers: hyaline bristle at apex of hypanthial aculei 2–3 times longer than opaque base. Pepos obscurely aculeate, aculei 1–2 mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Pastures, old fields, fencerows, roadsides, lake shores, hammocks
Elevation: 20–500 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Ga., Mass., N.Y., Africa, Atlantic Islands (Cape Verde Islands), also in Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands (Marquesas Islands), Australia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
distinct +  and connate +
2-3 times longer than opaque base +
Guy L. Nesom +
cordate +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
deeply palmately 3-5-lobed;weakly 3-lobed or nearly unlobed +
2.5cm;12cm +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
tubular +, saucer--shaped +, campanulate +  and rotate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
Calif. +, Ga. +, Mass. +, N.Y. +, Africa +, Atlantic Islands (Cape Verde Islands) +, also in Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America +, Pacific Islands (Marquesas Islands) +  and Australia +
20–500 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
greenish white +  and yellowish green +
green +  and yellow orange or tan with light or tan with dark green punct white yellow brown or orange +
Pastures, old fields, fencerows, roadsides, lake shores, hammocks +
perennial +
dioecious +  and monoecious +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
umbellate;subumbellate +
solitary +, corymbose +, fasciculate +, racemose +  and paniculate +
petiolate +, estipulate +  and simple +
broadly elliptic;obovate spatulate or ovate +
entire +  and serrate +
fimbriate +
not differentiated +
ovoid;ellipsoid +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
induplicate-valvate +  and imbricate +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.7 cm37 mm <br />0.037 m <br />) +
connate +  and distinct +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
hispid;setose +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
not arillate +
compressed +, ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
straight +
linear;oblong or +
Introduced +
climbing +  and procumbent +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
sublobate +  and 3-lobed +
light green +
short-columnar +
echinate +  and eglandular +
Cucumella +, Dicoelospermum +, Melo +, Mukia +, Myrmecosicyos +  and Oreosyce +
Cucumis anguria var. anguria +
Cucumis anguria +
variety +
2-branched +  and unbranched +
distinct +