NATIVE :: Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Trichosanthes cucumerina

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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 8, 2010, 3:36:27 PM10/8/10
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Trichosanthes cucumerina (syn. Trichosanthes lobata)


try-kos-ANTH-us -- from the Greek trichos (hairy) and anthos (flowers)
koo-KOO-may-ree-nuh -- meaning, related to cucumber - from the Greek kykyon


commonly known as: wild snake gourd • Hindi: जंगली चिचोण्डा jangli chichonda, कड़वा परवर kadva parvar, pudel • Kannada: paduvalakaayi • Malayalam: padavalanga • Marathi: जंगली पडवल jungli padwal, कडू पडवळ kadu padwal, पडोळ padol • Sanskrit: पटोल patola • Tamil: காட்டுப்பேய்ப்புடல் kattuppeypputal • Telugu: అడవిపొట్ల adavipotla, potlakaaya



Attached views from vicinity of my home place Vaghbil, Thane.
... more views at http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Trichosanthescucumerina&m=tags




Regards.



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tanay bose

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Oct 8, 2010, 4:15:45 PM10/8/10
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The flowers of this Trichosanthes are really one of the most spectacular ones
tanay

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