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vivekmail

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Sep 16, 2008, 3:12:48 AM9/16/08
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white flower on a ground hugging creeper. flowers open in morning and are
shed by evening.
at aurangabad, 14 sept 08

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Mahendra Prasad

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Sep 16, 2008, 3:33:57 AM9/16/08
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I think this is Kundru ( Hindi ) from Cucurbit fam.  Are fruits about 7 cm long, conical ended like Parwals ( Pointed  Gourd) and green when raw, turning bright red when ripe ?


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nabha meghani

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Sep 18, 2008, 7:26:28 AM9/18/08
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Hallo, the creeper looks like Efeu (Hedera helix) to me.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efeu
a very common creeper here in germany. evergreen, some varieties have small
flowers too. used in X'mas decoration. In fact it is a nuisance as it goes
everywhere. u must keep it under control.
the white flower i have seen here too, but don't know the name.
Regards
nalini


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Susmita Basu

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Sep 19, 2008, 3:33:43 AM9/19/08
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On 9/18/08, nabha meghani <nabha-...@gmx.de> wrote:

Hallo, the creeper looks like Efeu (Hedera helix) to me.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efeu
a very common creeper here in germany. evergreen, some varieties have small
flowers too. used in X'mas decoration. In fact it is a nuisance as it goes
everywhere. u must keep it under control.
the white flower i have seen here too, but don't know the name.
Regards
nalini
 
Hello all,

The creeper is Coccinia indica (Bengali "telakucha" and Sanskrit "Bimbi"/"Bimbafal" ) It is closely allied to "kndru" which is Coccinia grandiflora. Both are from Cucurbitaceae family but while fruits of latter is used as vegetable, former is shunned because of its bitterness(however, it has got medicinal uses). Squirrels often feed on the bright red ripe fruits of Coccinia indica (presumably those become sweet once ripe).

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Susmita

Mahendra Prasad

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Sep 19, 2008, 4:43:00 AM9/19/08
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In English this is known as Ivy Gourd, Coccinia grandis, because the leaves are shaped like Ivy leaves. But it is from Gourd family. In Kolkata it is commonly seen growing wild. I have even heard some people eat the green fruits as vegetables. Refer to www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_gourd. An image of it can also be seen which will clear doubts. Hope this is of help.

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Sep 19, 2008, 12:48:19 PM9/19/08
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It seems to be Telakucha (in Bengali)- Coccinia indica , the wild
cousin of cultivated spp of Parwal (ivy gourd) / kudru (C. grandis).
Telakucha fruits are not eaten, but reports are there for its use as
green vegetable(leaves). It differs both from Parwal and Ivy (Ephedra
helix) having thin shiny leaves, in Ivy, leaves are much thickerwith
prominent veins, in parwal the leaves are not only thicker but also
hairy (coarse).

On Sep 19, 1:43 pm, Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in>
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> In English this is known as Ivy Gourd, Coccinia grandis, because the leaves are shaped like Ivy leaves. But it is from Gourd family. In Kolkata it is commonly seen growing wild. I have even heard some people eat the green fruits as vegetables. Refer towww.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_gourd. An image of it can also be seen which will clear doubts. Hope this is of help.
>
> --- On Tue, 16/9/08, Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
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> From: Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in>
> Subject: [indiantreepix:4784] Re: whiteflower.jpg
> To: "Indiantreepix" <indian...@googlegroups.com>, "vivekmail" <vvgharp...@dataone.in>
> Date: Tuesday, 16 September, 2008, 1:03 PM
>
> I think this is Kundru ( Hindi ) from Cucurbit fam.  Are fruits about 7 cm long, conical ended like Parwals ( Pointed  Gourd) and green when raw, turning bright red when ripe ?
>
> From: vivekmail <vvgharp...@dataone.in>
> Subject: [indiantreepix:4780] re:whiteflower.jpg
> To: "Indiantreepix" <indian...@googlegroups.com>
> Date: Tuesday, 16 September, 2008, 12:42 PM
>
> white flower on a ground hugging creeper. flowers open in morning and are
> shed by evening.
> at aurangabad, 14 sept 08
>
>  whiteflower.jpg
>
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It seems to be Telakucha (in Bengali)- Coccinia indica , the wild
cousin of cultivated spp of Parwal (ivy gourd) / kudru (C. grandis).
Telakucha fruits are not eaten, but reports are there for its use as
green vegetable(leaves). It differs both from Parwal and Ivy (Ephedra
helix) having thin shiny leaves, in Ivy, leaves are much thickerwith
prominent veins, in parwal the leaves are not only thicker but also
hairy (coarse).

On Sep 19, 1:43 pm, Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in>
wrote:
> In English this is known as Ivy Gourd, Coccinia grandis, because the leaves are shaped like Ivy leaves. But it is from Gourd family. In Kolkata it is commonly seen growing wild. I have even heard some people eat the green fruits as vegetables. Refer towww.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivy_gourd. An image of it can also be seen which will clear doubts. Hope this is of help.
>
> --- On Tue, 16/9/08, Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>
> From: Mahendra Prasad <mahendraprasad_...@yahoo.co.in>
> Subject: [indiantreepix:4784] Re: whiteflower.jpg
> To: "Indiantreepix" <indian...@googlegroups.com>, "vivekmail" <vvgharp...@dataone.in>
> Date: Tuesday, 16 September, 2008, 1:03 PM
>
> I think this is Kundru ( Hindi ) from Cucurbit fam.  Are fruits about 7 cm long, conical ended like Parwals ( Pointed  Gourd) and green when raw, turning bright red when ripe ?
>
> From: vivekmail <vvgharp...@dataone.in>
> Subject: [indiantreepix:4780] re:whiteflower.jpg
> To: "Indiantreepix" <indian...@googlegroups.com>
> Date: Tuesday, 16 September, 2008, 12:42 PM
>
> white flower on a ground hugging creeper. flowers open in morning and are
> shed by evening.
> at aurangabad, 14 sept 08
>
>  whiteflower.jpg
>
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Sep 19, 2008, 3:00:57 PM9/19/08
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