Cucumis anguria var. longaculeatus
Biosyst. Monogr. Cucumis, 39. 1991.
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
Introduced; Ala., Fla., Ga., Mont., Tex., Africa, also in West Indies
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.
"-1timesaslongasopaquebase" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.