Much-branched, to 2 m; lfls ovate, incised, cuneate to the base; fls white, 5 mm wide; fr globose to ovoid, 3-4 cm thick; 2n=22. Native of trop. Amer., escaped from cult. in se. U.S. and occasionally n. to N.J., O., Ill., and Mo. Summer.
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