Cayaponia quinqueloba

Family:CUCURBITACEAE
Species:Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
Common Name:Five Lobe Cucumber; Five Lobe Melonleaf
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Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:**
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Category:Vascular
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Plant Notes:Five Lobe Cucumber is a native perennial herbaceous vine in the Cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae). It can be found in scattered locations throughout Alabama. Five Lobe Cucumber occurs in bottomland hardwood forests, in low woods, and on the banks of streams and rivers. It is an herbaceous vine climbing by unbranched tendrils. The vines are up to 10-15 feet in length. Stems are green in color and pubescent. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, ovate to palmately 3-5 lobed in outline, with serrate margins. The petioles are pubescent and stipitate glandular. The leaves are sparsely short pubescent. Flowers are 3-5 in the axils of the leaves. The flowers are either pistillate or staminate. The corolla is bell shaped with 5 white petals that are joined for ½-2/3 of their length. The fruit is a scarlet cylindrical pepo (a fleshy berry like fruit with a harden outer rind).—A. Diamond
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Status:Native, FACW- (NWI)
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyCUCURBITACEAE - Cucumber family
Genus Cayaponia
Species Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners - Five Lobe Cucumber; Five Lobe Melonleaf

Citation

Citation CAYAPONIA QUINQUELOBA (Rafinesque) Shinners, Field & Lab. 25: 32. 1957.
Basionym: Arkezostis quinqueloba Rafinesque 1838.
Type: "Florida and Georgia",

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Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Arkezostis quinqueloba Arkezostis quinqueloba Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 100. 1838 ("1836"). "Florida and Georgia"
Bryonia boykinii Bryonia boykinii Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1; 540. 1840.  
Melothria grandifolia Melothria grandifolia Torrey & A. Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 541. 1840.  
Cayaponia boykinii Cayaponia boykinii (Torrey & A. Gray) Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 766. 1881.Bryonia boykinii Torrey & A. Gray 1840. 
Cayaponia grandifolia Cayaponia grandifolia (Torrey & A. Gray) Small, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 24: 496. 1897.Melothria grandifolia Torrey & A. Gray 1840. 
Trianosperma boykinii Trianosperma boykinii (Torrey & A. Gray) M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 45. 1846.Bryonia boykinii Torrey & A. Gray 1840. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Butler, Choctaw, Dallas, Elmore, Escambia, Etowah, Geneva, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0001807 Montgomery 30 Jul 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21511
UWAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
39009 Dallas 13 AUG 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1019
AUA
CAYAPONIA QUINQUELOBA (RAF.) SHINNERS
TROY000017472 St. Clair 28 Sep 2008 Brian R. Keener
4915
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
JSU120754 Etowah 18 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6865
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
TROY000004166 Escambia 10 Jun 2001 Darryl Searcy
s.n.
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
61180 Choctaw 25 AUG 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1171
AUA
CAYAPONIA QUINQUELOBA (RAF.) SHINNERS
JSU120756 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 A. E. Radford
s.n.
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
JSU120758 Talladega 29 Sep 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13779
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
TROY000032483 Butler 18 Jul 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22351
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
UNA00056010 Geneva 29 Jun 1998 John R. MacDonald
11522
UNA
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
TROY000004167 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18099
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
UWAL0007381 St. Clair 28 Sep 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4915
UWAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
63029 Montgomery 31 JUL 2002 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
13497
AUA
CAYAPONIA QUINQUELOBA (RAF.) SHINNERS
UNA00045733 Geneva 8 Jun 1998 John R. MacDonald
11396
UNA
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
AMAL00020251 Elmore 01 Aug 1978 R. Kral
62373
AMAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
JSU120757 Talladega 29 Sep 1983 R. D. Whetstone
13779
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
JSU120752 Baldwin 8 Oct 2000 D. D. Spaulding
10867
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
TROY000004168 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13497
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
UWAL0008486 Butler 18 Jul 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22351
UWAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
AMAL00000315 Sumter 04 Oct 2009 Brian R. Keener
5629
AMAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
JSU120753 Etowah 18 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
6865
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
TROY000018519 Madison 08 Aug 1997 Daniel D. Spaulding
9827
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
40693 Talladega 29 SEP 1983 WHETSTONE, R. DAVID
13779
AUA
CAYAPONIA QUINQUELOBA (RAF.) SHINNERS
UWAL0033734 Monroe 13 Jul 2016 Keener, Brian R.
9731
UWAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
AMAL00017241 St. Clair 28 Sep 2008 Brian R. Keener
4915
AMAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
AMAL00006540 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 A. R. Diamond
13497
AMAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
AMAL00006539 Madison 08 Aug 1997 D.D. Spaulding
9827
AMAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
JSU120755 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 A. E. Radford
s.n.
JSU
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
UWAL0007382 Sumter 04 Oct 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5629
UWAL
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
UNA00060375 Montgomery 31 Jul 2002 Alvin R. Diamond
13497
UNA
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
UNA00059457 Madison 8 Aug 1997 D. D. Spaulding
9827
UNA
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners
TROY000031900 Montgomery 30 Jul 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21511
TROY
Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners
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