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Cayaponia americana (Lam.) Cogn.
American melonleaf

Cayaponia americana
Copyright by: Alicie Warren, 2012
In habitat, Castellow Hammock Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: South Florida and the West Indies.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Critically Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Cayaponia americana available from :

Cayaponia americana has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Castellow Hammock parcel 31 Assumed to be Present Native
Castellow Hammock parcel 33 Assumed to be Present Native
Castellow Hammock Park Present Native

Cayaponia americana has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Native

Cayaponia americana has been found in the following habitat :
Rockland Hammock

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Cayaponia americana
Copyright by: Alicie Warren, 2012
In habitat, Castellow Hammock Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Cayaponia americana
Copyright by: Alicie Warren, 2012
In habitat, Castellow Hammock Park, Miami-Dade County, Florida
Cayaponia americana
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley