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Exploding Cucumber

Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich.

Jos Mara Escolano   cc-by-nc-sa

Ecballium elaterium (Exploding Cucumber) is a species of perennial herb in the family Cucurbitaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Leptochilus alpestris, Coelioxys afra, Oedemera, and Syritta pipiens. Individuals can grow to 0.71 m.

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EOL has data for 17 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Exploding Cucumber. View this species on GBIF