Plant ID forum: Space pod

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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 13, 2017 2:57 PM CST
We have these growing wild nearby (this one on a saladito, Rhus sp.). Can anyone tell me what to call it?


Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 13, 2017 3:03 PM CST
I would call it a wild cucumber - Marah sp.

But I do like Space Pod.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2017 3:27 PM CST
It sure looks like a Wild cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) to me too!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Mar 13, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Thank you!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Mar 13, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Daisy suggested Marah sp. and Wild Cucumber (Marah macrocarpa) is apparently found in Baja, Ca.
http://calscape.org/Marah-macr...)
https://www.inaturalist.org/ta...
http://nathistoc.bio.uci.edu/p...
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
Cactus and Succulents Seed Starter Foliage Fan Xeriscape Container Gardener Bromeliad
Hummingbirder Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Region: Mexico Plant Identifier Forum moderator
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Baja_Costero
Mar 13, 2017 6:15 PM CST
Yes, the flower appears to be a better match for Marah. Thank You!

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