Monographs Details: Sicyos
Authority: Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Description:Genus Description - Monoecious; fls 5-merous; cal small, 5-toothed; cor rotate, 5-lobed; anthers and filaments united into a column; ovary unilocular, with 1 suspended ovule; stigmas 3; fr dry, indehiscent, not inflated, covered by prickly bristles; annual vines with branched tendrils, broad, angular or lobed lvs, and small, white of greenish fls, the pistillate in small capitate clusters, the staminate in corymbiform racemes. 15, mainly trop.