Taxon: Echinocystis lobata (Michx.) Torr. & A. Gray

Genus: Echinocystis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 409854
Place of publication: Fl. N. Amer. 1:542. 1840
Name Verified on: 02-Feb-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Oct-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; D. Decker-Walters)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, - Nova Scotia, - Ontario, - Prince Edward Island, - Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Maine, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Delaware, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - North Carolina
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Manitoba, - Saskatchewan

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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  • Browne, E. T. & R. Athey Vascular plants of Kentucky: an annotated checklist. 1992 (L Kentucky)
  • Decker-Walters, D. 1998. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Foster, S. & J. A. Duke A field guide to medicinal plants: Eastern/Central North America, 2nd ed. 2000 (EastC Med Pl)
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  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. 1977 (Atlas GPlains)
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  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image