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Family: CUCURBITACEAE 

 Bryonia syriaca
 

Photo by Ivan Cupic.

  
Author:  Pierre Edmond Boissier 1856
Family:  Cucurbitaceae
Habitat:  Syria, Israel
Soil:  Heavy Soil
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  250 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Syrian Bryony
Synonyms:  -

The plentiful flowers by Ivan Cupic.

Photo by Ivan Cupic.

The flowers by Ivan Cupic.

Photo by Ivan Cupic.

   This member of the Cucurbitaceae family was given this name by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1856. It is found in Syria and northern Israel, growing in a rather solid soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 50 centimetres in diameter, although it tend to split up in seven centimetre roots, the entire plant to 250 centimetres in length. The flowers are greenish yellow.

A large, exposed caudex by Ivan Cupic.

Photo by Ivan Cupic.

The flowers by Ivan Cupic.

Photo by Ivan Cupic.