Lindheimer Globeberry, Balsamapple, Snake-Apple. Ibervillea lindheimeri (Gray) Greene. Whole plant. Family: Cucurbitaceae. Longevity: Perennial. Origin. leaf–is this leaf simple or compound? what kind of venation is present? leaf, tendrils (what habit must this plant be?), and fruit. Ibervillea lindheimeri (A. Gray) Greene Show All Show Tabs Lindheimer’s globeberry. Image of Ibervillea lindheimeri. General Information. Symbol: IBLI. Group.

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It grows on, using its tendrils to climb over rocks and various woody shrubs and fences, especially allthorn Koeberlinia spinosa. Leaf tips have a tendency to dry and be brown in the house, so if possible place it outside in the summer. Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. Johnst Wrightia 2 6: Light tolerance makes balsam-gourd a versatile plant for shade gardens.

South central Texas in dry woods, thickets, and along fence lines. Back to Succulents Encyclopedia index.

Ibervillea lindheimeri

Petiole spreading, mm kindheimeri. The thin-skinned, fleshy fruit is not edible. In that case, paying attention to the plant and not the calendar is a good idea. Ibervillea tenuisecta is an herbaceous perennial climbing vine with a large caudex, it produces yellow flowers in summer and little bright miniature red-orange melons in autumn.


Gardening for Wildlife Damude, N. Calyx ibervillda mm long, and fruits mm wide. Watering can recommence once the plant has shown signs of producing a fresh shoot. Slender and branched up to 3 metres long, glabrous, finely striate. Indoors they are often grown in shallow pots, with a tuft of wining stems emerging from a bulbous stem that seems to erupt from the soil.

Nectar-insects, Fruit-birds Conspicuous Flowers: It will start growing again in Spring. The fruit becomes red as it ripens.

The fruits are more noticeable than the flowers. Plants even five to ten years old are extremely nice. The seedlings’ caudex forms below ground and will grow much faster if left underground for some years.

CAUDICIFORM Ibervillea lindheimeri

Globose berries, 1, cm in diameter, green, white-striped, becoming bright red when ripe, smooth, several-seeded. The flowers coming throughout most of the summer.

Pistillate flowers solitary, with sepals and petals similar similar to the staminate flowers but pubescent on the inner surfaces.


Grows in a rich, very well drained, preferably stony and drained soil mix.

If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or lindheimmeri Recommended Species lists. This Ibervillea is dioecious, there are male and female plants, and both are needed to get viable seeds.

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Loughmiller Bibref – Texas Lindheumeri Send a photo of this plant. Bloom Information Bloom Color: Ovary inferior; stigma 3-lobed. Bugs, mealy bugs and mites usually are not a problem with the Ibervilleahowever if they do appear, simply spray the houseplant down with a soapy water mix twice a day until they are gone.

Fruits ornamental, Attractive Use Wildlife: It is growing over Gray Greene Maximowiczia lindheimeri A.