M Ibervillea sonorae (S. Watson) Greene is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Ibervillea (family Cucurbitaceae). Ibervillea sonorae (Cucurbitaceae) induces the glucose uptake in human mechanism of an Ibervillea sonorae aqueous extract (ISE). Maximowiczia sonorae S. Wats Ibervillea sonorae var. peninsularis (I.M. Johnston) I.L. Wigg. [editar datos en Wikidata]. Ibervillea sonorae es una especie de.

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Fruits mature during several successive seasons of severest drought. But it is alive. Watson Greene Ibervillea sonorae var. If the rain arrives, it grows flowers and fruits.

The flowers coming throughout most of the summer. It’s also possible to make cuttings. In the dry season if you see this plant in the desert, you see only a dried chunk of loose wood often resembling a large cow dropping or weathered rock.

Globose plum-sized berries, cm in diameter, green, white-striped, becoming reddish when ripe, smooth, several-seeded.

Ibervillea sonorae (S. Watson) Greene — The Plant List

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Ibervillea sonorae group. Each year before the rainy season comes, it sends out a few roots downward and shoots upward. While in many years, when no rain arrives, the ephemeral vine are absent patiently waiting for the next thirst-quequing rain. It is hardy to -7 degrees Celsius if kept dry. Up 60 centimetres in diameter, thick, globose to bottle-shaped, partly exposed above ground or subterranean.


The plants are very slow growing, so don’t expect great growth spurts from year to year. Sometimes it ignores its proper growing seasons from spring to autumn and keeps its vines growing long into its rest period, or sends up new vines much earlier than expected.

Ibervillea sonorae is a spectacular ibervilea desert plant relative of the cucumber with climbing vine and a large caudex, it produces yellow flowers in summer and little bright miniature red-orange melons in autumn. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index. However warmth throughout the year will increase the grower’s success at temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees centigrade during rest season. Watson Greene Erythea 3 5: The shoots are round, smooth, glabrous and green above, brown grey and grey-spotted or streaked below.

Geophyte twining vine, the vine part is mostly annual and deciduous. Watson See all synonyms of Ibervillea ibervilles. Back to Ibervillea index.

Plants even five to ten years old are extremely nice. Watson Greene Maximowiczia sonorae S. They are pretty resistant to rotting if all other conditions are good.

When it drops its leaves protect from frost and stop watering. Leaf tips have a tendency to dry and be brown in the house, so if possible place it outside in the summer. Grows in a rich, very well drained, preferably stony and drained soil mix. Male flowers staminate about 15 mm long, yellow, glabrous in racemes, tubular, to 8 mm long, hypanthium narrowly cylindric.

It grows in open habitats at low elevations in the sonoran desert in sandy plains, canyon bottom, north- and south-facing canyon slopes, and nearby desert, especially along washes.


Remove the spent branches. Petiole spreading, mm long villous.

This Ibervillea is dioecious, there are male and female plants, and both are needed to get viable seeds. The fruit becomes red as it ripens.

Ibervllea seedlings’ caudex forms below ground and will grow much faster if left underground for some years. Every autumn the shoots die back and sprout again early in the spring. It is ibervilleq to the sonoran zone on both sides of the Gulf of California. 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.

Ibervillea sonorae

Herbaceous, slender, flexible, liana-like up to 3 metres or more long. 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.

The plant is able to persist in its arid habitat with remarkable vitality. In Sonora it is common from Navajoa to Alamos.

It has neither roots nor stems. 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. It is very drought tolerant, water deeply but infrequently in summer. Keep the root in the shade, light shade to full sun for the vine.