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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It doesn’t like a wet winter when the tuber is dormant after shedding its leavesbut will survive. Herbaceous, slender, flexible, liana-like up to 3 metres or more long. Frequently irregularities of shape give it the effect of stone.

Fertilize them only once during this period. Rounded at the large end. Subspecies, varieties, forms and snoorae of plants belonging to the Ibervillea sonorae group. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index. Geophyte twining vine, the vine part is mostly annual and deciduous. Leaf tips have a tendency to dry and be brown in the house, so if possible place it outside in the summer. It will start growing again in Spring. Over-watering sonoraw the most frequent cause of failure when growing Ibervilleaand should be kept on the dry side.

The seedlings’ caudex forms below ground and will grow much faster if left underground for some years. Watering can recommence once the plant has shown donorae of producing a fresh shoot.

The Sonora desert is home to succulent flora and is particularly rich in local endemics such as: Ibervillea sonorae is a spectacular perennial 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. Bugs, mealy bugs and mites usually are not a problem with the Ibervilleahowever if they do appear, simply spray the houseplant down with a soapy water mix twice a day until they are gone.


But it is alive. Fruits mature during several successive seasons of severest drought. This Ibervillea is dioecious, there are male and female plants, and both are needed to get viable seeds.

It’s also possible to make cuttings. Male flowers staminate about 15 mm long, yellow, glabrous in racemes, tubular, to 8 mm long, hypanthium narrowly cylindric.

Ibervillea sonorae

Grows in a rich, very well drained, preferably stony and drained soil mix. Watson Greene Erythea 3 5: The fruit becomes red as it ripens. 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.

Remove the spent branches. Watson Greene Maximowiczia sonorae S. It is hardy to -7 degrees Celsius if kept dry. The plant is able to persist in its arid habitat with remarkable vitality. Fruits are eaten by lizards ibfrvillea other animals. However warmth throughout the year will increase the grower’s success at temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees centigrade during rest season.

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.


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Ibervillea sonorae – Wikispecies

It is very drought tolerant, water deeply but infrequently in summer. The plants are very slow growing, so don’t expect great growth spurts from year to year.

When it drops its leaves protect from frost and stop watering. Every autumn the shoots die back and sprout again early in the spring. Female flowers pistillate solitary, small, looking like they have growing ibervullea a miniature zucchini.

The flowers coming throughout most of the summer. Watson Greene Ibervillea sonorae var. The vines grow up through the plant under which they grow. Ibervillea sonorae Photo by: In Sonora it is common from Navajoa to Alamos. The shoots osnorae round, smooth, glabrous and ibervillfa above, brown grey and grey-spotted or streaked below. If the rain arrives, it grows flowers and fruits. It has neither roots nor stems. While in many years, when no rain arrives, the ephemeral vine are absent patiently waiting for the next thirst-quequing rain.

Indoors they are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of sonofae stems emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil. 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.