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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Marah fabacea
 

Photo by PalmBob.

  
Author:  Edward Lee Greene 1910
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  South western U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Flower:  Greenish Yellow - Cream -White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  California Manroot, Bigroot, Wild Cucumber
Synonyms:  Echinocystis fabacea, Charles Victor Naudin 1859
 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.