Echinocystis lobata

Family (Traditional)Cucurbitaceae
Species:Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray
Common NameWild Cucumber
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Armaments: Yes; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: lobed; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: White; Carpel Number/Pistil: 3; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 4; Petal Number: 5; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); KY[S2?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


SynonymFull Citation
Micrampelis lobata Micrampelis lobata (Michx.) Greene
Sicyos lobata Sicyos lobata Michx.

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: Overton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: HTTU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
HTTU034639 Overton Tennessee
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Plant Photos

Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes
Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes
Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes
Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes
Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes
Echinocystis lobata - Dwayne Estes