In article <35147368.101A6FA8 at PacBell.net>, Studio25 at PacBell.net
>>I went on a hike where vines were hanging all over the trees. They
>connected via tendrals. They had fruit a little larger than most
>of about the same shape, but were covered with thorns. What is this
>fruit and is it edible?
>Thanks in advance, Steven.
It would help to say where in the world you are. From the "Pac
Bell", I'll guess CA, and guess _Echinocystis_ in the Cucurbitaceae,
[cucumber family]. Not edible, AFAIK, but interesting.