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Slimlobe Globeberry
Scientific Name: Ibervillea tenuisecta Small
Synonym:
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Slimlobe Globeberry (Ibervillea  tenuisecta)
Ibervillea tenuisecta in Art Pacheco's Collection
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 40 F (4 C) to avoid die back of the vine, the root can take at least 20 F (-7 C) for a short period of time

Sun Exposure: Keep the root in the shade, light shade to full sun for the vine

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosi)

Growth Habits: Geophyte twining vine, the vine part is mostly deciduous

Watering Needs: Regular water when the vine is growing, when dormant water only when the soil is dry. Rot prone.

Propagation: Seeds


The Ibervillea has a large caudex, topped by a mostly annual vine. It is a good idea to provide a trellis for the vine to use.

Blooming Habits:
This Ibervillea is dioecious, there are male and female plants, and both are needed to get viable seeds. The flowers coming throughout most of the summer, are yellow. The female flowers look like they have growing from a miniature zucchini. The fruit becomes red as it ripens.

Fruiting Habits:

Check for Field Collection numbers at Ralph Martin's Site


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