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Ibervillea tenuisecta

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Photo by
Pam In Pacifics.

The fruits by Najera Tutor,

Photo of a wild plant by Miguel G. Botello,

Author: John Kunkel Small, 1903
Origin:  Mexico, South-Western U.S.A.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  35 Centimetres
Height:  3 Meters
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Slimlobe Globeberry
Synonyms:  Sicydium lindheimeri var. tenuisectum Asa Gray, 1852.
Maximowiczia lindheimeri
var. tenuisecta, Cogn. 1881.
Ibervillea lindheimeri var. tenuisecta, M.C.Johnst.

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 intersections' .

The flower by Patrick Alexander,