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Lindheimer Globeberry, Balsamapple, Snake-Apple. Ibervillea lindheimeri (Gray) Greene. Whole plant. Family: Cucurbitaceae. Longevity: Perennial. Origin. leaf–is this leaf simple or compound? what kind of venation is present? leaf, tendrils (what habit must this plant be?), and fruit. Ibervillea lindheimeri (A. Gray) Greene Show All Show Tabs Lindheimer’s globeberry. Image of Ibervillea lindheimeri. General Information. Symbol: IBLI. Group.

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Are gourds poisonous, edible? Pistillate flowers solitary, with sepals and petals similar similar to the staminate flowers but pubescent on the inner surfaces. Gray See all synonyms of Ibervillea lindheimeri. A Field Guide Loughmiller, C. Indoors they are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of wining stems emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil.

The thin-skinned, fleshy fruit is not edible. Back to Ibervillea index. Plants even five to ten years old are extremely nice. However warmth linrheimeri the year will increase the grower’s success at temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees centigrade during rest season. Send a photo of this plant.

It is very drought tolerant, water deeply but infrequently in summer.

Ibervillea lindheimeri Photo by: Government Printing Office, 4 Roland H. Over-watering is the most frequent cause of failure when growing Ibervilleaand should be kept on the dry side.

It is very drought tolerant, water deeply but infrequently in summer. Diurnal, yellow with a dash of green. Up to 6 cm wide, palmately divided, deeply cleft into linear to filiform or coarsely toothed lobes, irregularly lobulate even in the same plant, upper face glabrous, lower face pustulate-hispid: They are pretty resistant lindheimerl rotting if all other conditions are good.


Ibervillea lindheimeri

This plant is suited to greenhouse culture, but does well out of doors in Mediterranean climate, it responds well to cultivation and can eventually make a wonderfully unusual houseplant.

Identification of vine with gourd-like fruit June 30, We live on a farm, and I have noticed a vine that has leaves like grapes, but produces this flower, and a fruit that is rather large, shaped like a gourd, right now green in color. Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family.

Back to Ibervillea index. Sand, loam, clay, limestone. If you are ibeevillea sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists. It grows on, using its tendrils to climb over rocks and various woody shrubs and fences, especially allthorn Koeberlinia spinosa. The gallery now contains thousands of pictures, however it is possible to do even more.

The seeds are eaten by scaled quail, and the leaves are occasionally eaten by white-tailed deer. In addition his name is used to designate forty-eight species and subspecies of plants. Lindheimer is credited with the discovery of several hundred plant species. Corolla radial, mm wide, yellow. Tendrils very small, jointed mm above the enlarged base. The dark green, lobed leaves are scattered along the branching stems, giving the vine a delicate appearance.

The fruits are more noticeable than the flowers. Loughmiller Bibref – Texas Wildscapes: The caudex swollen tuberous roots is thick nearly globose or somewhat flattened up to 35 cm in diameter in older plants.


South central Texas in dry woods, thickets, and along fence lines. August 18, Is the Balsam Gourd edible or poisonous? In that case, paying attention to the plant and not the calendar is a good idea. It is a plant for people who don’t want a lot of work taking care of their plants, as it seems to thrive on neglect. Johnst Wrightia 2 6: It lidheimeri a plant for people who don’t iberviplea a lot of work taking care of their plants, as it seems to thrive on neglect.

It is similar and strictly related to Ibervillea lindheimeri. If it is not edible, is lindhemeri poisonous?

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The plants are very slow growing, so don’t expect great growth spurts from year to year. Ovary inferior; stigma 3-lobed. Ibervillea tenuisecta is an herbaceous perennial climbing vine with a large caudex, it produces yellow flowers in summer and little bright miniature red-orange melons in autumn.

Male flowers mostly in racemose clusters. Bibref – Texas Wildflowers: From the Image Gallery Chihuahua, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi. It is hardy to -7 degrees Celsius if kept dry. The plants are very slow growing, so don’t expect great growth spurts from year to year.