Cucurbita ficifolia

Yes, as I’m sure you know, in English, this plant is more commonly known as one of the following:

In this part of Mexico it is called chilacayote.

It normally grows on the ground as I presume all gourds/squashes do. However, this one near our house apparently decided to do things its own way. I’ve never seen a squash grow suspended in the air like this before, but if it happens at times, perhaps scientific history could have come out a little differently.

Before Isaac Newton and his apple episode, an Aztec scientist may have had a life-changing experience with gravity and a chilacayote, but unfortunately, he didn’t survive the squash’s landing on his gourd in order to theorize about it!

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