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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Tumamoca macdougalii
 

Photo from Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

  
Author:  Joseph Nelson Rose 1912
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Arizona, Northern Mexico
Soil:  Grit or mix
Water:  Minimum to Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  White to Greenish yellow or Pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Roots
Pop names:  Tumamoc globe-berry
Synonyms:  -

Photo from Miles2go.

   This Monoecious member of the Cucurbitaceae family was described by Joseph Nelson Rose in 1912. It is found in the Sonoran Desert, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The partly sub terrestrial caudex will grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the vines reaches up in the trees for three meters. The flowers are from white to greenish yellow. It can be reproduced both by seeds and root-cuttings.