Calflora
Taxon  Report   12446    
Ecballium elaterium  (L.) A. Rich.  
(no longer an active name)
Squirting cucumber
Ecballium elaterium, a dicot, is an annual herb or vine that is not native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
Family: CUCURBITACEAE  
Genus: Ecballium

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Momordica elaterium
NOTE: Ecballium elaterium is no longer an active name.
More information about  Ecballium elaterium
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
USDA PLANTS Profile (ECEL)

BONAP Distribution Map

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Consortium of California Herbaria 2


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Sep 27, 2020).