Ecballium elaterium

Species:Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich
Common Name:Squirting Cucumber
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Growth Habit:Herb
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Plant Notes:Collected one time in 1884 on ballast ground in Mobile County. Doubtfully established persistent element of the flora.
Taxonomic Notes:Native of most of southern Europe, north Africa and western Asia.
Status:Not Persisting, Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCUCURBITACEAE - Cucumber family
Genus Ecballium
Species Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich - Squirting Cucumber


Citation Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich, Dict. Class. Hist. Nat. 6: 19. 1824.
Basionym: Momordica elaterium L. 1753.
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No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UNA

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1884 - 1884

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UNA00027458 Mobile 22 Jul 1884 Mohr, Charles
Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich.
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