Cucumis anguria var. longaculeatus

J. H. Kirkbride

Biosyst. Monogr. Cucumis, 39. 1991.

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

Leaf-blades deeply palmately 3–5-lobed to weakly 3-lobed or nearly unlobed. Pistillate flowers: hyaline bristle at apex of hypanthial aculei 0.5–1 times as long as opaque base. Pepos prominently aculeate, aculei 4–10 (–15) mm.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Disturbed areas
Elevation: 0–100(–500) m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ala., Fla., Ga., Mont., Tex., Africa, also in West Indies

Discussion

The gherkins are escaped in a few, scattered localities in the United States, mostly in Florida, and it is not even clear that they are naturalized as reproductive populations.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"-1timesaslongasopaquebase" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

distinct +  and connate +
Guy L. Nesom +
J. H. Kirkbride +
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 />) +
Ala. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Mont. +, Tex. +, Africa +  and also in West Indies +
0–100(–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 +
Disturbed areas +
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 +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 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. +
Biosyst. Monogr. Cucumis, +
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. longaculeatus +
Cucumis anguria +
variety +
2-branched +  and unbranched +
distinct +