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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Ibervillea lindheimeri
 

Photo by Brad Johnson.

  
Author:  Edward Lee Greene 1895
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Mexico, South-Western U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  40 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Greenish/Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Balsam Gourd, Snake Apple, Lindheimer's Globeberry, Wild Balsam
Synonyms:  Sicydium lindheimeri, A. Gray 1850. Bryonia abyssinica Goualt. 1853. Sicydium tenellum Naudin 1862. Sicydium tripartitum Naudin 1862.  Maximowiczia lindheimeri, CÚlestin Alfred Cogniaux 1881. Maximowiczia tripartita, Cogn. 1881. Ibervillea tripartita, Green 1895. Ibervillea tenella, Small 1903.

Photo by Deena Decker-Walters.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Edward Lee Greene in 1895. It is found in Mexico and south-western U.S.A., growing in in busk land with a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the vines will reach three meters. The flowers are yellow and greenish.

It  is named after the Texan Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer (1801-1879).

Ibervillea is dioecious, there are separate male and female plants.

Photo by Rolling Thunder Nursery.