Sicana odorifera (Vellozo) NaudinCucurbitaceae

common name synonyms: cassabanana, musk-cucumber, casa banana

scientific name synonyms: S. atropurpurea Andre, S. spherica Bentham & Hooker

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Dilleniidae

order: Violales

growth form: vine herb, herb

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: South America

notes: cultivated for its fragrant, edible fruit; introduced in the U.S. (PUSDA)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth