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Spotting

Description:

Some sort of gourd on a vine. They are about the size of a pingpong ball & turn orangish-red & smell bad

Habitat:

Central Texas woodland

2 Species ID Suggestions

Cowitch vine
Cissus incisa
kgaukler
kgaukler 8 years ago
Lindheimer's globeberry, Balsam gourd, Globe berry, Snake apple
Ibervillea lindheimeri Ibervillea lindheimeri (Lindheimer's globeberry) | NPIN


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6 Comments

RomeySwanson
RomeySwanson 9 years ago

Cow-itch vine.

CrystalRainHarris
CrystalRainHarris 9 years ago

Thanks y'all :)

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 9 years ago

It's probably Calabazilla or Buffalo Gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima, but the leaves look more deeply cut than is typical. The plants certainly smell bad. http://www.wnmu.edu/academic/nspages/gil...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Look like a fruit of Cucumber/Gourd's family.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbitace...
In India we see similar Fruit called Malabar Gourd.

ValB.Salares
ValB.Salares 9 years ago

This looks like a Coccinia but I'm not sure of the species...

CrystalRainHarris
Spotted by
CrystalRainHarris

Texas, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2012
Submitted on May 24, 2012

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