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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Dieterlea maxima
 
  
Author:  Rogers McVaugh 2001
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Mexico, Southern USA
Soil:  Mix or peat
Water:  Medium to maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  4 meters
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Ibervillea maxima Rafael Lira Saade & Denis M. Kearns 1990
   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Rogers McVaugh  in 2001. It is found from Texas down in Mexico. It grows in a well drained soil with quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the vines will reach for four meters. The flowers are yellow, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.