Dryland Purslane
Flower Back
Murray Mallee Region
Fruit, compared with large glove
Paddymelon (Citrullus colocynthis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Gourd (Cucurbitaceae)
Species: Paddymelon (Citrullus colocynthis)
This Photo:     Fruit
Other name: Paddy Melon

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee Region, SA, and possibly elsewhere
These can grow much larger than shown here. But this is a good comparision between the smooth and prickly paddymelons, as well as a mallee leaf

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 30-Jun-2011
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)