Melothria pendula L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Melothria pendula L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Slender, glabrous vine 1–2 m; lvs orbicular in outline, cordate at base, shallowly or deeply 5-lobed, 3–7 cm; fls few, the pistillate solitary, slender- peduncled, 8 mm wide, the staminate smaller, 2–6 in a short raceme terminating a slender peduncle; fr ovoid, green, 1 cm. Woods; s. Va., s. Ind., and s. Mo. to Fla. and n. Mex. June–Aug.

  • Common Names

    creeping cucumber