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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Cucurbita palmata
 
  
Author:  Sereno Watson 1876
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  California, Mexico
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  3 metres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Coyote melon
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:  Almere, The Netherlands
Year:  2003

Fruit-photo from: Southern California Wildflowers.

  

This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Sereno Watson in 1876. Its from the southern part of USA and Mexico. Prefers grit, little water and some sun. The caudex will grow to 10 centimetres, the vines three meters. Can only be reproduced by seeds. The flowers are yellow.

Palmata means "Lobed like a hand".