Tumamoca macdougalli

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A cucurbit native to southern Arizona and northern Mexico, in the Sonoran Desert. It is a very important member of the ecology, providing food from the tubers and orange fruits. Forms a very large, textured, gourd-shaped caudex with long vines erupting from a single point in the center. Leaves are small and numerous along the vine. Yellow flowers are inconspicuous but forms large, orange melons in the fall that can be made into a jam. Looks great when vines are trained in a "halo" over the caudex, or allowed to gracefully cascade down from the pot. I display them in hanging baskets occasionally. Deciduous foliage all dies back in the winter.

This is a native species that is threatened from collection and habitat loss. These are seed grown, not collected.

4" pots, shipped bare root.