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Sonoran Desert Plants
Echinopepon wrightii (Wid Balsam-apple)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

Habitat: canyons, washes, mountains
Life Form: vine,non-woody,forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate simple entire cordate
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spiny fruits
Family: Cucurbitaceae (gourd family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 32 (4.4 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Echinopepon wrightii (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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