Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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

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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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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 (1968) 177-05-001:
Cayaponia boykinii   FAMILY Cucurbitaceae

 

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