This section is from the book "The Standard Cyclopedia Of Horticulture Vol2", by L. H. Bailey. See also: Western Garden Book: More than 8,000 Plants - The Right Plants for Your Climate - Tips from Western Garden Experts.
Bouche (C. melanosperma, A. Br.). stem very long, stout, becoming somewhat woody: leaves pale green, often marbled, in outline ovate or suborbicular, cordate at base, roundly 5-lobed and the sinus rounded: calyx-tube short and campanulate: fruit large (often 1 ft. long), fleshy, round-ovoid, white-striped, the flesh white; seeds ovate, black. E. Asia, but widely cult, in warm countries for its ornamental watermelon-like fruits A variety mexicana, Hort. (C. mexicana, Spreng.), is mentioned, with seeds twice the size of those of the type, and said to grow wild in the neighborhood of Mazatlan, Mex.
C. Andreana, Naudin. Allied to C. moschata: stems long and rooting at the nodes: leaves large, marbled with white: flowers of the form of those of C. maxima but much smaller: fruit obovoid, 8 in. long, marked with white and yellow. Uruguay. R.H. 1896, pp. 542-3. C. californica, Torr.
Canescent: lvs thick, 2 in. across, 5-lobed, the lobes triangular and mucronate: ten drila parted to the base: flowers 1 in. or more long on pedicels 1/2 -1 in. long. Calif.; imperfectly known. - C. digitata, Gray. Perennial, the root fleshy: stems slender and long, usually rooting: tendrils short and weak, 3-5-cleft: leaves scabrous, 3-5-palmately narrow-lobed: flowers 2-3 in. long on slender pedicels 1-4 in. long: fruit subglobose, yellow, 2-4 in. diam. Calif. to New Mex. - C. palmala, Wats. Mock Orange.
Canescent: leaves cordate, thick, 2 or 3 in. across, palmately 5-cleft to middle with narrow toothed lobes: flowers 3 in. long on stout peduncles: fruit globose, 3 in. diam. S. Calif. L H B
Cudrania (derivation unknown). Moraceae. Woody subjects cultivated for their foliage and as hedge plants.
Deciduous trees or shrubs, often thorny, with alternate, petioled and stipulate leaves: flowers dioecious, in axillary globular heads; staminate with 4 sepals and 4 stamens and 2-4 bracts at the base; pistillate with 4 sepals inclosing the 1-ovuled ovary, growing into a fleshy subglobose fruit with a crustaceous rind. - About 3 species, in S. and E. Asia and tropical Austral., of which only one is sometimes cultivated It requires protection in the N. and is usually prop, by greenwood cuttings in summer under glass.