Edward Lee Greene, 1910
NW Mexico, Arizona; SW U.S.A.
Sandy - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Yellow - White - Greenish
Gila Manroot, Wild Cucumber,
Echinocystis gilensis, Greene, 1886.
Micrampelis gilensis, Britton, 1889.
monoecious member of the
was given this name by Edward Lee Greene in 1910. It is found in Arizona and New
Mexico in the United States and in north-western Mexico, growing in sandy
or other well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
35 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to three centimetres in height. The flowers are white, yellow or greenish-white.
The genera name might be from
Latin amarus; 'bitter' for the taste of the roots. The
species name for the area it first was found in Gila Country, Arizona.
Male flowers by Sue Carnahan,
Female flowers by Sue Carnahan,
Teaves by Sue Carnahan,