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Cayaponia quinqueloba (Rafinesque) Shinners. Five-lobe-cucumber. Phen: Jun-Nov. Hab: Swamp forests, river banks, hammocks. Dist: E. NC (historically), e. SC south to GA and FL Panhandle, west to e. TX, north in the interior to w. TN. The NC occurrence is based on a 19th century collection by M.A. Curtis with locality data as only "North Carolina", but in his hand; we accept this as likely accurate documentation, and map it in the Coastal Plain, near known occurrences nearby across the SC line.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, Fl2, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, NcTx, Tn, Tx, WH3; = Cayaponia boykinii (Torr. & A.Gray) Cogn. – RAB, S; = n/a – C; > Cayaponia grandifolia (Torr. & A.Gray) Small – F, GW2; > Cayaponia quinqueloba (Raf.) Shinners – GW2

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FAC

Heliophily: 6

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