This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was given this name by
Edward Lee Greene in 1910. It is
found in south western U.S.A., growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 60 centimetres in
diameter, and it is said to grow very long: Two meters. The vines
can reach six meters, the flowers are white, and the fruits filled
with soft spikes.