|Author: ||Edward Lee
Greenish / Yellow
Gourd, Snake Apple, Lindheimer's Globeberry, Wild Balsam
Sicydium lindheimeri, A. Gray 1850.
abyssinica Goualt. 1853.
tenellum Naudin, 1862.
Maximowiczia lindheimeri, CÚlestin
Alfred Cogniaux, 1881.
Maximowiczia tripartita, Cogn.
Ibervillea tripartita, Green, 1895.
Ibervillea tenella, Small, 1903.
This member of the
Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Edward Lee
Greene in 1895. It is found in Mexico and south-western
U.S.A., growing in bushland with a well drained soil with some water and some sun.
The caudex can grow up to 40 centimetres in diameter, the vines will
reach three meters. The flowers are yellow and greenish.
The genera name after Pierre
LeMoyne Sieur D'Iberville, 17th century explorer and settler in
America. The species is named after the Ferdinand Jacob Lindheimer, 1801-1879, a prominent
Texan botanist in the nineteenth
Ibervillea is dioecious,
there are separate male and female plants.