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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Cucurbitales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-05-001:
Cayaponia boykinii   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber


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image of Cayaponia quinqueloba, Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_caqu3_003_lvd

        

image of Cayaponia quinqueloba, Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_quinqueloba_6

August        

Other floral whorls appear to arise from the top of the inferior ovary, per Plant Identification Terminology.

image of Cayaponia quinqueloba, Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_quinqueloba_5

September        

Fruit surface red at maturity, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Cayaponia quinqueloba, Five-lobed Cucumber, Melon-leaf Cucumber

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cayaponia_quinqueloba

September        

Leaves palmately lobed, the divisions angular and toothed, per Weakley's Flora.


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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cayaponia quinqueloba   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 177-05-001:
Cayaponia boykinii   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

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3593

Climbing herbaceous vine
Monoecious

Native to South Carolina & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare in GA & SC

Look for it in swamp forests, river banks, per Weakley's Flora

map
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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - palmately lobed
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
White to Yellow
Unisexual
5-6 lobed calyx
5-6 lobed rotate corolla
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Red
Berry

 

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