The Paddymelon is poisonous. Even though it looks and smells edible, it is not. It is a vine like plant that produces various-sized but often quite large melons. It appears immediately following rainfall and in some outback areas the spoon drains on the sides of the roads are lined with thousands of these melons. Inside the melons, the seeds are yellow and the pulp extremely bitter.
In some regions, the juice from the melon was used as a bush medicine. The melons were heated and the warm juice rubbed into skin infections such as ringworm and scabies . . .