Melothria pendula

Family:CUCURBITACEAE
Species:Melothria pendula Linnaeus
Common Name:Creeping Cucumber; Melonette
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Vine
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:MEPE3
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, FACW- (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCUCURBITACEAE - Cucumber family
Genus Melothria
Species Melothria pendula Linnaeus - Creeping Cucumber; Melonette

Citation

Citation MELOTHRIA PENDULA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 35. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 51.1). Lectotypified by Wunderlin, in Woodson et al., Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 65: 333. 1978.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Apodanthera gracilis Apodanthera gracilis Bentham, Bot. Voy. Sulphur 99. 1843. PANAMA
Bryonia americana Bryonia americana Descourtilz, Med. Fl. Antilles 2: 281, t. 136. 1827, non Lamarck 1785.  
Bryonia convolvulifolia Bryonia convolvulifolia Schlechtendal, Linnaea 26: 640. 1853.  
Bryonia guadalupensis Bryonia guadalupensis Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 3: 15. 1826. GUADELOUPE: Without data, Bertero s.n. (holotype: ?).
Bryonia melothria Bryonia melothria Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 1: 173. 1766. Without data (holotype: Plumier, Pl. Amer. t. 77. 1756).
Diclidostigma melothrioides Diclidostigma melothrioides Kunze, Linnaea 17: 577. 1843.  
Landersia pervaga Landersia pervaga Macfadyen, Fl. Jamaica 2: 142. 1850, nom. illegit.Melothria pendula Linnaeus 1753. 
Melothria crassifolia Melothria crassifolia Small, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 483. 1898. FLORIDA: Lake Co.: Vicinity of Eustis, 1-15 Jun 1894, Nash 865 (holotype: NY).
Melothria donnell-smithii Melothria donnell-smithii Cogniaux, in Donnell Smith, Bot. Gaz. 16: 9. 1891. GUATEMALA: Escuintla: Masagua, s.d., Donnell Smith 2203 (holotype: US).
Melothria donnell-smithii var. rotundifolia Melothria donnell-smithii Cogniaux, var. rotundifolia Cogniaux, in Donnell Smith, Bot. Gaz. 16: 9. 1891. GUATEMALA: Escuintla: San Luis, s.d., Donnell Smith 2208 (holotype: US).
Melothria donnell-smithii var. hirta Melothria donnell-smithii Cogniaux, var. hirta Cogniaux, in Donnell Smith, Bot. Gaz. 16: 9. 1891. GUATEMALA: Escuintla: Escuintla, s.d., Donnell Smith 2206 (holotype: US).
Melothria edulis Melothria edulis Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 15. 1838 ("1836"), nom. illegit.Melothria pendula Linnaeus 1753.  
Melothria fluminensis Melothria fluminensis Gardner, London J. Bot. 1: 173. 1842. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro, s.d., Gardner 45 (holotype: K?; isotype: US).
Melothria fluminensis var. hydrocotylifolia Melothria fluminensis Gardner, var. hydrocotylifolia Cogniaux, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 6(4): 28. 1878. BRAZIL: Ceara:
Melothria fluminensis var. macrophylla Melothria fluminensis Gardner, var. macrophylla Cogniaux, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 6(4): 28. 1878. BRAZIL: Minas Gerais:
Melothria fluminensis var. microphylla Melothria fluminensis Gardner, var. microphylla Cogniaux, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 6(4): 28. 1878.  
Melothria fluminensis var. ovata Melothria fluminensis Gardner, var. ovata Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 585. 1881. PERU
Melothria fluminensis var. triangularis Melothria fluminensis Gardner, var. triangularis Cogniaux, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 6(4): 28. 1878. BRAZIL: Amazonas:
Melothria guadalupensis Melothria guadalupensis (Sprengel) Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 580. 1881.Bryonia guadalupensis Sprengel 1826. 
Melothria microcarpa Melothria microcarpa Grisebach, Cat. Pl. Cub. 112. 1866. CUBA
Melothria nashii Melothria nashii Small, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 25: 483. 1898. FLORIDA: Hillsborough Co.: Tampa, 24 Aug 1895, Nash 2469 (holotype: NY).
Melothria nigra Melothria nigra Rafinesque, Ann. Nat. 15. 1820.  
Melothria pendula var. aspera Melothria pendula Linnaeus, var. aspera Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 587. 1881. FLORIDA: Leon Co.: Lake Iamonia, s.d., Rugel s.n. (holotype: G-DC).
Melothria pendula var. chlorocarpa Melothria pendula Linnaeus, var. chlorocarpa Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 587. 1881. TEXAS: Waller Co.: Hempstead, s.d., Hall 230 (holotype: G).
Melothria pendula var. crassifolia Melothria pendula Linnaeus, var. crassifolia (Small) Cogniaux, in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4(Heft 66): 88. 1916.Melothria crassifolia Small 1898.  
Melothria pendula var. microcarpa Melothria pendula Linnaeus, var. microcarpa Cogniaux, in Alph. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 587. 1881. ALABAMA: Lauderdale Co.: Muscle Shoals canal, along Tennessee River, Sep 1843, Rugel s.n. (holotype: ?; isotypes: BM, G, G-DC, NY).
Melothria pervaga Melothria pervaga Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 289. 1860, nom. illegit. Landersia pervaga Macfadyen 1850, nom. illegit.; Melothria pendula Linnaeus 1753.  
Melothria punctata Melothria punctata Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 15. 1838 ("1836"). LOUISIANA
Melothria punctata Melothria punctata Riddell, New Orleans Med. Surg. J. 9: 609. 1853, non Rafinesque 1838. LOUISIANA/TEXAS:
Melothria repanda Melothria repanda Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 14. 1838 ("1836"). ARKANSAS

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: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chambers, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Cleburne, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Cullman, Dallas, Escambia, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Hale, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Limestone, Macon, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Pickens, Pike, Randolph, Russell, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UNA00011934 Pickens 17 Sep 1978 L. J. Davenport
859
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
AMAL00012662 Baldwin 27 Aug 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12391
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00047668 Covington 16 May 1997 John R. MacDonald
10519
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
AMAL00017192 Cullman 15 Aug 2008 Brian R. Keener
4780
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120797 Limestone 13 Jul 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9087
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC005863 Talladega 11 JUL 1898 ANDREWS, ELIZABETH F.
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
UNA00011949 Mobile 12 Jul 1884 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
UWAL0030188 Jefferson 13 Sep 2015 Keener, Brian R.
9229
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
AUA_ACC023429 Lee 14 JUL 1971 WISDOM, NALARIA J.
156
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AUA_ACC039005 Dallas 14 AUG 1982 GUNN, SCOTT C.
1026
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
TROY000004181 Butler 13 Jul 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
17785
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00054394 Blount 27 Jun 1998 Brian R. Keener
1095
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120806 Talladega 26 Aug 1980 R. D. Whetstone
10296
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AMAL00016789 Montgomery 16 Jul 2009 A. R. Diamond
20787
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00063692 Jackson 20 Aug 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1339
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
AMAL00013559 Baldwin 08 Jun 2006 Daniel D. Spaulding
12477
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00053528 Greene 5 Aug 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2367
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
TROY000018326 Baldwin 27 Aug 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12391
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120798 Madison 11 Sep 1994 D. D. Spaulding
6251
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000018525 Randolph 01 Oct 1988 C. F. Nixon
4331
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
SAMF0002376 Jefferson 25 Oct 2011 Davenport, L. J.
4950
SAMF
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0007380 Walker 20 Jul 2002 Keener, Brian R.
2261
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
AUA_ACC044610 Chambers 16 NOV 1975 WILKINS, DAVID H.
259
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AUA_ACC003519 Macon 20 JUL 1962 GRAMLICH, JIM
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
TROY000043514 Jefferson 13 Sep 2015 Brian R. Keener
9229
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00069488 Cullman 15 Aug 2008 Brian R. Keener
4780
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120787 Chilton 22 Jul 1982 R. D. Whetstone
11556
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AMAL00006552 Conecuh 04 Aug 2001 A. R. Diamond
12595
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0007377 Cullman 15 Aug 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4780
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
UNA00011959 Montgomery 23 Jul 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2310
UNA
Melothria pendula L. var. pendula
JSU120794 Jefferson 17 Sep 1983 R. D. Whetstone
12445
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC069287 Escambia 14 AUG 2008 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
3413
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120800 Marshall 27 Sep 1991 D. D. Spaulding
1008
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC046524 Pike 21 OCT 1982 KUHNS, MICHAEL R.
60
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120802 Randolph 17 Jul 1996 J. M. Ballard
6243
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0043383 Baldwin 18 Aug 2002 Larsen, H.S.
1084
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
UWAL0033447 Franklin 13 Aug 2016 England, J. Kevin
6745
UWAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120785 Blount 4 Jul 1998 Brian R. Keener
1167
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0011218 Bullock 07 Jun 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0852
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120792 Jackson 20 Aug 1998 K. R. Brodeur
1339
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000042965 Houston 13 Aug 2015 Alvin R. Diamond
26713
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000018328 Monroe 13 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18086
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00022516 Greene 5 Aug 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2334
UNA
Melothria pendula L. var. pendula
UWAL0007376 Baldwin 27 Aug 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12391
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
AUA_ACC067286 Baldwin 27 AUG 2005 SPAULDING, DANIEL D.
12391
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
UNA00011969 Mobile 2 Aug 1965 Rebecca Deramus
D640
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
UWAL0036569 Morgan 08 Jul 2017 England, J. Kevin
8054
UWAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC019763 Choctaw 8 SEP 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
958
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
USAM000004196 Mobile 10 Aug 1974 Michel G. Lelong
8118
USAM
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC000608 Lee 22 AUG 1955 DAVIS, DONALD E.
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AUA_ACC035753 Lee 23 SEP 1972 EADS, BETH
001
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120804 Randolph 17 Aug 1988 C. F. Nixon
4175
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC050144 Bullock 31 JUL 1989 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
6191
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AMAL00020790 Calhoun 11 Aug 1994 J.M. Ballard
4327
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000035249 Bullock 07 Jun 2012 Bailee Dykes
852
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000004182 Conecuh 04 Aug 2001 Alvin R. Diamond
12595
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0007379 Montgomery 16 Jul 2009 Diamond, A.R.
20787
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120796 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 R. D. Whetstone
7259
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0043382 Baldwin 29 Aug 2001 Larsen, H.S.
935
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120799 Marshall 2 Aug 1992 D. D. Spaulding
2539
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC023322 Covington 8 AUG 1971 BRUGH, JR., THOMAS H.
179
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
UNA00068907 Baldwin 8 Jun 2006 D. D. Spaulding
12477
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
AMAL00007752 Autauga 24 Aug 1978 R. Kral
62578
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0014553 Lawrence 21 Jul 2012 England, J. Kevin
3774
UWAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120795 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 A. E. Radford
s.n.
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0002941 Greene 01 Aug 2010 Keener, Brian R.
6128
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
UNA00011944 Mobile _ Jun 1878 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120791 Jackson 5 Aug 1975 R. D. Whetstone
5728
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC026814 Tallapoosa 15 JUL 1974 HUTTO, T. A.
395
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
USAM000004195 Mobile 18 Aug 1967 Michel G. Lelong
3576.3
USAM
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC028380 Cleburne 11 SEP 1975 RUTLAND, DAVID W.
1473
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120788 Clarke 13 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18840
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AMAL00020031 Dallas 24 Aug 2010 T. Wayne Barger
476
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120801 Morgan 15 Sep 1996 D. D. Spaulding
9161
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC022801 Lee 7 OCT 1971 BOONE, ALLISON
129
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
UNA00011954 Tuscaloosa 2 Oct 1898 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
TROY000018327 Crenshaw 27 Jul 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19624
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
SAMF0002379 Jefferson 18 Jul 2003 Howell, W. Mike
s.n.
SAMF
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120789 Cleburne 15 Oct 1996 S. E. Hruska
1496
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
SAMF0003217 Baldwin 04 Jun 2015 Davenport, L. J.
5845
SAMF
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000004183 Monroe 17 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18194
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00054321 Blount 4 Jul 1998 Brian R. Keener
1167
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
JSU120805 St. Clair 3 Sep 1982 R. D. Whetstone
12124
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC072970 Lauderdale 12 AUG 2009 HOLT, BRIAN D.
SC-165
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
UWAL0014572 Marengo 17 Aug 2012 England, J. Kevin
3912
UWAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00011734 Tuscaloosa 23 Sep 1968 Joab L. Thomas
1821
UNA
Melothria pendula L. var. pendula
TROY000033426 Barbour 27 Aug 2011 Derek Morrison
56
TROY
Melothria pendula L.
AUA_ACC047346 Chambers 4 JUL 1983 HAYES, SHERRAD
52
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
TROY000032383 Butler 18 Jul 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22352
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC020380 Autauga 15 JUL 1970 MOORE, HAROLD D.
385
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120807 Talladega 9 Sep 1994 J. M. Ballard
4924
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC061179 Choctaw 26 AUG 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1180
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AMAL00006550 Blount 27 Jun 1998 Brian R. Keener
1095
AMAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120793 Jefferson 7 Sep 1986 C. Dickson
025
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UWAL0032120 Houston 13 Aug 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26713
UWAL
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
JSU120790 Etowah 31 Jul 1994 L. M. Hodge
2917
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000028253 Montgomery 16 Jul 2009 Alvin R. Diamond
20787
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000046437 Russell 17 Sep 2017 Alvin R. Diamond
27921
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AMAL00006554 Walker 20 Jul 2002 D.D. Spaulding
11448
AMAL
Melothria pendula L. var. pendula
UNA00053513 Greene 5 Aug 1969 Joab L. Thomas
2344
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
TROY000018325 Baldwin 08 Jun 2008 Daniel D. Spaulding
12477
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC017809 Cleburne 2 AUG 1969 THORNHILL, RANDY
189
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120786 Calhoun 5 Oct 1986 C. L. Lawler
1376
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000018524 Cullman 15 Aug 2008 Brian R. Keener
4780
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
SAMF0002378 Jefferson 25 Aug 2005 Davenport, L. J.
3336
SAMF
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
TROY000045529 Lawrence 21 Jul 2012 J. Kevin England
3774
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
AUA_ACC049258 Pike 15 JUL 1988 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
5209
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
AUA_ACC042589 Lee 15 AUG 1972 EUDALY, EDWIN M.
214
AUA
MELOTHRIA PENDULA L.
JSU120803 Randolph 17 Aug 1988 C. F. Nixon
4180
JSU
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
SAMF0002377 Shelby 10 Sep 2006 Davenport, L. J.
3556
SAMF
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00011737 Tuscaloosa 16 Jul 1950 B. C. Williams
s.n.
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
TROY000046945 Mobile 18 Aug 1967 Michel G. Lelong
3573
TROY
Melothria pendula Linnaeus
UNA00011964 Hale 5 Aug 1966 Sherrie E. Maginness
348
UNA
Melothria pendula L.
UWAL0007378 Lawrence 10 Oct 2005 England, J. Kevin
0417
UWAL
Melothria pendula L.
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