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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...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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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


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picture of Cayaponia boykinii, image of Cayaponia quinqueloba

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

        

picture of Cayaponia boykinii, image of Cayaponia quinqueloba

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.

picture of Cayaponia boykinii, image of Cayaponia quinqueloba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_quinqueloba_5

September        

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

picture of Cayaponia boykinii, image of Cayaponia quinqueloba

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_cayaponia_quinqueloba

September        

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


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