Pygmy Purslane
Stigma
Murray Mallee Region
Paddymelon
Fruit, compared with large glove
 
                      
Paddymelon (Citrullus colocynthis)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Vines (Cucurbitales)
Family: Gourd (Cucurbitaceae)
Species: Paddymelon (Citrullus colocynthis)
This Photo:     Fruit
Other name: Paddy Melon

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee 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

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)