Melothria pendula

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCucurbitaceae
Family (Traditional)Cucurbitaceae
GenusMelothria
SpeciesMelothria pendula L.
Common NameCreeping Cucumber, Cucum Sauvage, Guadeloupe cucumber, Pepinito
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: vine - forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Type: Broadleaf;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 3.2
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5? (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Clinton (KY), Crittenden (KY), Fulton (KY), Green (KY), Hickman (KY), Jessamine (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), Pike (KY), Pulaski (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Bledsoe (TN), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Cheatham (TN), Chester (TN), Cocke (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dickson (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henderson (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Knox (TN), Lewis (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Meigs (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), Weakley (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, UOS, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 2015

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100388972 Calloway Kentucky 18 Jul 1998 Timothy J. Weckman
4072
EKY
Melothria pendula
31234100389012 Knox Tennessee 16 Aug 1983 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Melothria pendula
31234100388964 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Aug 2009 Ron Courtney
EKY
Melothria pendula
31234100388980 Clinton Kentucky 24 Jul 1999 Mark A. Gorton
99-533
EKY
Melothria pendula
BEREA012492 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Melothria pendula
BEREA012493 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Melothria pendula
31973000009534 Green Kentucky
KNK
Melothria pendula
31973000009531 Jessamine Kentucky
KNK
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208371 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208363 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208374 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208366 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208362 Bledsoe Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208375 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208388 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
31234100389020 Pulaski Kentucky 13 Jun 1995 Randy L. Mears
EKY
Melothria pendula
31234100388956 Livingston Kentucky 24 Jul 1993 Randy L. Mears
93-124
EKY
Melothria pendula
BEREA012494 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Melothria pendula
ETSU005813 Unicoi Tennessee 29 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208378 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208386 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208368 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208384 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208377 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208387 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208364 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208370 Dickson Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208373 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208389 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208372 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208381 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208365 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208382 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208379 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208367 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208390 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208376 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0210315 Davidson Tennessee A. Gattinger
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208385 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208383 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
APSC0015914 Montgomery Tennessee 02 Sep 1967 Edward Chester
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015917 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015912 Montgomery Tennessee 06 Sep 1948 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015913 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Aug 1967 Edward Chester
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0044789 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208369 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208380 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208391 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
TENN-V-0208392 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Melothria pendula
APSC0015920 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015925 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015915 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0084883 Pike Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0119163 Livingston Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015919 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015908 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0119833 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
NoSTICKER Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015928 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0089008 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0086609 Livingston Kentucky 06 Oct 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015911 Montgomery Tennessee 06 Oct 1948 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0054197 Lewis Tennessee 08 Aug 1989 R. Kral
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015918 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Jul 1998 Edward Chester
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015927 Stewart Tennessee 05 Oct 1985 Edward Chester
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015916 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0032344 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0091102 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0051447 Bradley Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0015929 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
ucht027527 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UCHT036193 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UCHT027528 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UCHT036195 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UCHT027530 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UCHT036196 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UOS02307 Franklin Tennessee 16 Oct 1997 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Melothria pendula
APSC0015926 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0054859 DeKalb Tennessee
APSC
Melothria pendula
APSC0058176 Crittenden Kentucky 16 Jun 1975 Raymond Athey
APSC
Melothria pendula
HTTU007158 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Melothria pendula
HTTU007159 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Melothria pendula
HTTU024525 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Melothria pendula
HTTU007157 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Melothria pendula
UCHT040538 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Melothria pendula
UOS02308 Van Buren Tennessee 25 Aug 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Melothria pendula
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Melothria pendula - Dwayne Estes
Melothria pendula - Dwayne Estes
Melothria pendula - Joey Shaw
Melothria pendula - Joey Shaw
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Milo Pyne
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell
Melothria pendula - Theo Witsell