|Author: ||Edward Lee
sonorae. S. Watson,
Ibervillea insularis, Wiggins, 1980.
Maximowiczia insularis, Brandegee.
Maximowiczia sonorae, S.Watson.
Maximowiczia sonorae var. brevicaulis, I.M.Johnst.
Maximowiczia sonorae var. peninsularis,
This member of the Cucurbitaceae
family was given this
name by Edward Lee
Green in 1895. It is found in Sonora, Mexico
where it grows in well-drained grit, using quite some water in the growing-season.
Doesn't need much sun, keep the caudex in the shade. It can
grow to 60 centimetres in diameter, vines up to three meters. The
flower is yellow, the berries red, and it's possible to make cuttings.
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 is named after the area
it is found in: Sonora.