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Slender Cucumber

Neoachmandra cunninghamii (prev. Zehneria cunninghamii)


Neoachmandra cunninghamii (prev. Zehneria cunninghamii), commonly known as "slender cucumber", is a member of the cucumber and gourd family Cucurbitaceae, and is a native Australian species. This vine is a slender climber, and is easily recognized by it’s distinctive 'triangular' leaf shape. The plant has small white flowers, and when fruiting, produces small berries that ripen red. PS: I was delighted to discover this was a native species :)


This spotting was at the Boondall Wetlands Reserve in Brisbane. This area of the wetlands is treed predominantly with she-oak (Casuarina) and paperbark (Melaleuca) species, both of which are favourite trees to climb. Ground cover mostly grass - either marine or saltwater couch.


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Neil Ross
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Neil Ross

Boondall, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Apr 28, 2021
Submitted on May 4, 2021

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