A vine with tendrals and a fruit which is round with thorns.

mel turner mturner at snipthis.acpub.duke.edu
Sun Mar 22 08:16:41 EST 1998


In article <35147368.101A6FA8 at PacBell.net>, Studio25 at PacBell.net 
wrote..
>
>I went on a hike  where vines were hanging all over the trees.  They
>connected via tendrals.  They had fruit a little larger than most 
kiwi
>of about the same shape, but were covered with thorns.  What is this
>fruit and is it edible?
>Thanks in advance, Steven.

It would help to say where in the world you are.  From the "Pac 
Bell", I'll guess CA, and guess _Echinocystis_ in the Cucurbitaceae, 
[cucumber family].  Not edible, AFAIK, but interesting. 

cheers




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