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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Parasicyos dieterleae
 
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Author:  Rafael Lira Saade & Rafael Torres Colin 1991
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix 
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres or more
Height:  4 meters
Flower:  Greenish-White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake?: Parasicyos dieterlea

Two Guatemalan home gardeners holding Parasicyos maculatus, an indigenous Curcurbitaceae
species whose root is used for rat poison.
Photo by: Werner Orando, Universidad San Carlos, Guatemala.  Copyright International Plant Genetic Resources Institute 2004. All rights reserved.

   This Monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae was described by Rafael Lira Saade & Rafael Torres Colin in 1991. It is found in Mexico. In needs a well drained soil, some water and some sun. The caudex is large, and the vines will climb for four meters.

 

Other genus: Parasicyos maculatus Dieterle 1975, from Guatemala. Used for rat poison.