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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In the dry season if you see this plant in the desert, you see only a dried chunk of loose wood often resembling a large cow dropping or weathered rock. Back to Ibervillea index. The seedlings’ caudex forms below ground and will grow much faster if left underground for some years. The flowers coming throughout most of the summer.

Keep the root in the shade, light shade to full sun for the vine.

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. Watson Greene Ibervillea sonorae var. It ranges across Sonora into Baja California, Mexico. Fertilize them only once during this period. 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.

It is very drought tolerant, water deeply but infrequently in summer.

Ibervillea sonorae

If the rain arrives, it grows flowers and fruits. While in many years, when no rain arrives, the ephemeral vine are absent patiently waiting for the next thirst-quequing rain. 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.


Grows in a rich, very well drained, preferably stony and drained soil mix. Watson Ibervilea Erythea 3 5: It is limited to the sonoran zone on both sides of the Gulf of California. Male flowers staminate about 15 mm long, yellow, glabrous in racemes, tubular, to 8 mm long, hypanthium narrowly cylindric. They are pretty resistant to rotting if all other conditions are good.

Indoors they are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of ibedvillea stems emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil. Petiole spreading, mm long villous. Back to Cucurbitaceae index. Every autumn the shoots die back and sprout again early in the spring. Globose plum-sized berries, cm inervillea diameter, green, white-striped, becoming reddish when ripe, smooth, several-seeded. Watson See all synonyms of Ibervillea sonorae.

It grows in open habitats at low elevations in the sonoran desert in sandy plains, canyon bottom, north- and south-facing canyon slopes, and nearby desert, especially along washes.

Ibervillea sonorae – Wikispecies

The fruit becomes red as it ripens. Watson Greene Maximowiczia sonorae S.

It has neither roots nor stems. This Ibervillea is dioecious, there are male and female plants, and both are needed to get viable seeds. It doesn’t like a wet winter when ibevrillea tuber is dormant after shedding its leavesbut will survive. Echinomastus unguispinusCoryphantha validaEchinocactus horizonthaloniusEchinocactus ingensGlandulicactus uncinatusEchincereus pectinatus, Echinocereus stramineusIbervillex klinkerianusMammillaria candidaMammillaria elongata, Mammillaria parkinsoniiLophophora diffusaEchinomastus unguispinusFerocactus echidneStenocereus thurberiOpuntia taponaand Opuntia cholla.


The vines grow up through the ivervillea under which they grow. It is hardy to -7 degrees Celsius if kept dry. But it is alive. However warmth throughout the year will increase the grower’s success at temperatures from 5 to 10 degrees centigrade during rest season.

In that case, paying attention to the plant and not the calendar is a good idea. Leaf tips have a tendency to dry and be brown in the house, so if possible place it outside in the summer. This plant is suited to greenhouse culture, but sonlrae well out of doors in Mediterranean climate, it responds well to cultivation and can eventually make a wonderfully unusual houseplant. Fruits mature during several successive seasons of iberfillea drought. Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Ibervillea sonorae group.

Over-watering is the most frequent cause of sonoraee when growing Ibervilleaand should be kept on the dry side. The Sonora desert is home to succulent flora and is particularly rich in local endemics such as: Fruits are eaten by lizards and other animals. Rounded at the large end.

The plants are very slow growing, so don’t expect great growth spurts from year to year. Remove the spent branches.

Herbaceous, slender, flexible, liana-like up to 3 metres or more long.