Cucumis myriocarpus

Naudin

Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 11: 22. 1859.

Common names: Gooseberry gourd paddy melon
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 38. Mentioned on page 33, 34.

Plants: rootstock thick, woody. Tendrils antrorsely strigose. Leaves: petiole proximally retrorsely strigose, medially hirsute, distally antrorsely strigose; blade ovate, palmately 5-lobed, 2.5–9 (–16) × 2–8.5 (–13) cm, length 0.8–1.2 times width, base cordate to subcordate, lobes elliptic, margins serrate. Inflorescences: pedicels of pistillate flowers and fruits cylindric; staminate flowers 1 or 2–6 in sessile fascicles or panicles; pistillate flowers: calyx lobes 1.5–4.5 mm, petals 2–7 mm, corolla-tube 0.3–1.2 mm, puberulent to sparsely puberulent inside. Pepos orange to yellow with green to yellow stripes, monocolor or bicolor-striped at maturity, short-ellipsoid to globose, 1.5–3 (–5) × 1.5–3 cm, obscurely aculeate, flesh yellowish. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering Aug–Nov.
Habitat: Fallow fields, orchards, roadsides, vacant lots, disturbed areas
Elevation: 50–300 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Africa, also in Australia

Discussion

Cucumis myriocarpus occurs in Fresno, Kings, Santa Barbara, and Tulare counties.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Cucumis myriocarpus"
distinct +  and connate +
Guy L. Nesom +
Naudin +
cordate +  and subcordate +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
8.5 cm85 mm <br />0.085 m <br /> (13 cm130 mm <br />0.13 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
5-lobed;ovate +
2cm;8.5cm +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
tubular +, saucer--shaped +, campanulate +  and rotate +
Gooseberry gourd +  and paddy melon +
0.03 cm0.3 mm <br />3.0e-4 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
puberulent +  and sparsely puberulent +
Calif. +, Africa +  and also in Australia +
50–300 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1.5cm;3cm +
pistillate +  and staminate +
green +  and yellow orange or tan with light or tan with dark green punct white yellow brown or orange +
Fallow fields, orchards, roadsides, vacant lots, 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 +
spatulate;obovate;ovate;oblong;elliptic;triangular;spatulate;obovate;ovate;oblong;elliptic;triangular;spatulate;obovate;ovate;oblong;elliptic;triangular;spatulate;obovate;ovate;oblong;elliptic;triangular;spatulate;obovate;ovate;oblong;elliptic;triangular +
fimbriate +
not differentiated +
ovoid;ellipsoid +
cylindric +
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 +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
strigose;hirsute;strigose +
Flowering Aug–Nov. +
Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. +
not arillate +
compressed +, ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
straight +
linear;oblong or +
Introduced +
climbing +  and procumbent +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
sublobate +  and 3-lobed +
short-columnar +
echinate +  and eglandular +
ridged +  and aculeate +
Cucumella +, Dicoelospermum +, Melo +, Mukia +, Myrmecosicyos +  and Oreosyce +
Cucumis myriocarpus +
species +
2-branched +  and unbranched +
distinct +
andromonoecious +, dioecious +  and monoecious +