Diplocyclos palmatus

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Diplocyclos palmatusFamily: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Diplocyclos
Common names: Striped cucumber, Native bryony
ALA reference

Through the summer months plants of this species have appeared in several, fairly widely separated areas in the Reserve. Many of the vines are now carrying large numbers of fruit most of which are still green. However some of the mature fruit that are about 20 mm long have finally turned bright red. (February 2011)

This is a twining vine to 6 metres long with mostly branched tendrils. It is monoecious and in the same family as melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, etc. The fruit is globose from 15 to 25mm in diameter turning red with white stripes when ripe. (November 2010)