Kunkel Small, 1903
Sicydium lindheimeri var. tenuisectum Asa Gray,
Maximowiczia lindheimeri var. tenuisecta, Cogn. 1881.
Ibervillea lindheimeri var. tenuisecta,
This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by John
Kunkel Small in1903. It is found in open areas of Mexico and south
western U.S.A., growing in a well drained soil with little to some
water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 35 centimetres
in diameter, the vines will crawl along the ground for three meters.
The flowers are yellow with a dash of green.
Ibervillea is dioecious,
there are separate male and female plants.
The genera name after Pierre
LeMoyne Sieur D'Iberville, 17th century explorer and settler in
America. The species name means 'with thin