Cyclanthera dissecta (Torr. & Gray)
Description: Annual; stems glabrous, climbing with simple or branched
tendrils; leaves bright green, usually 3-7 foliate; staminate
flowers in peduncled clusters; flowering in September and October.
Distribution: In New Mexico this species has been recorded in Hidalgo County.
However, it is very wide spread in the southwestern and southcentral
U.S. from Kansas to Louisiana and Texas; southern Arizona and
into Northern Mexico.
Habitat: Streams, often in rocky areas; 4,000-5,000 feet.
Discussion: This is another peripheral species in the state, but abundant
and widespread in much of the south U.S. and Mexico. Not a rare species.
Hooker. 1841. Jour. Bot. 3:280.
Information Compiled By: Mike Eisenfeld, 1998