Trichosanthes cucumerina L.

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Rashida Atthar

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Oct 8, 2010, 8:49:21 AM10/8/10
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Saw this Cucurbitaceae at Sawantwadi, Maharashtra in Sep.'10. Hope ID is correct. 

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Rashida.
Trichosanthes cucumerina L. leaves flowers.JPG
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tanay bose

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Oct 8, 2010, 10:04:50 AM10/8/10
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Nice catch Rashida Ji 
The photos represent all stages of the plant!
Try to add a close up of the flower if you can
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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 10:24:31 AM10/8/10
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Here are the fruits of Snake gourd Trichosanthes cucumerina var. anguina from California. I think it is grown and sold in India also.


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tanay bose

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Oct 8, 2010, 3:54:52 PM10/8/10
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Yes they are grown in India we call it "Chichinga" in Bengali
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Swagat

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Oct 10, 2010, 8:59:05 AM10/10/10
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Dear all,
 
'Trichosanthes cucumerina' is called 'Raan Padval' 'रान पडवळ', 'Junglee Padval' 'जंगली पडवळ' or 'Kadu Padval' 'कडू पडवळ' in Marathi.
 
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2010/10/8 Rashida Atthar <atthar....@gmail.com>

Saw this Cucurbitaceae at Sawantwadi, Maharashtra in Sep.'10. Hope ID is correct. 

regards,
Rashida.



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Jayanta

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Oct 27, 2010, 4:41:22 AM10/27/10
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To me this is Trichosanthes tricuspidata
= Modecca bracteata Lam.
= Trichosanthes bracteata (Lam.) Voigt
= Trichosanthes palmata Roxb.

Balkar Arya

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Oct 27, 2010, 10:09:52 AM10/27/10
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Jayanta Ji
T tricuspidata bears almost round fruit.
Posted plant is Trichosanthes cucumerina


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