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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Ibervillea tenuisecta
 


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Pam In Pacifics.

  
Author:  John Kunkel Small 1903
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Mexico, South-Western U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  35 centimetres
Height:  3 meters (long)
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Slimlobe Globeberry
Synonyms:  Sicydium lindheimeri var. tenuisectum Asa Gray 1852. Maximowiczia lindheimeri var. tenuisecta (A. Gray) Cogn. 1881
This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by  John Kunkel Small in1903. It is found in open areas of Mexico and south western U.S.A., growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 35 centimetres in diameter, the vines will crawl along the ground for three meters. The flowers are yellow with a dash of green.

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