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Old 02-14-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I saw this plant growing at a parking lot (San Antonio, TX)
The appearance of fruit/seeds egg alike made me curious. Googled, but no results.


Lots of those fruits/seeds(?) found around the shrub. They are yellow/orange with green spots/strips.

Here is an individual sp: (size compared to an egg)

Anyone has an idea?
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The "fruits" look like they belong to an attached vine, not the shrub.

Cucurbita texana?
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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The fruit looks like Maypop, a kind of passionflower, a vine.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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The fruit looks like Maypop, a kind of passionflower, a vine.
That's what first came to mind, but Maypops shrivel when ripe.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Perhaps, but I am not convinced:
Temperate Climate Permaculture: Permaculture Plants: Maypop

The seeds confuse me:




vs Maypop:





The seeds of the Maypop seem to be soft and disorganized.
"My" seeds are organized and hard like a stone. The color doesn't match either. Skin is very thin, and the pulp isn't dry.
The plant doesn't have any taste, or particular smell.

Lots of those fruits around the shrub, they are ripe, obviously, and in a great condition (no signs of shrivel). Juicy inside.

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Cucurbita texana??
The seeds seem to be aligned the same way. But can't find anything look alike... (shape, color)
You can see the little spikes on the stem.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I wish I could see it but unfortunately the pictures don't show up for me. I get a red X in a box.

Do the fruits have spikes on them too?

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Old 02-14-2017, 06:21 PM
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No photos show up here either. Sorry.
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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OK, hold on, lovely people. I am at work, still. Will upload pictures from my home computer in a few...
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Southern Maine
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Try a different browser. On my Mac, Chrome doesn't show the photos, but Firefox does.
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