NATIVE :: Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Coccinia grandis

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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 8, 2010, 2:02:06 PM10/8/10
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Coccinia grandis (syn. Coccinia indica)

kok-SIN-ee-uh ... meaning, red; often spelled coccinea
GRAN-dees ... meaning, large or spectacular

commonly known as: ivy gourd • Hindi: कुन्द्रू kunduru • Kannada: ತೊಂಡೆ tonde • Konkani: तेंड्ले tendale • Malayalam: kova • Marathi: तेंडली tendali, तोंडली tondli • Tamil: கோவை kovai • Telugu: bimbika, దొండ donda

Attached views are from my home place Vaghbil, Thane, and along Ghodbunder Road
... more views at http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=cocciniagrandis&w=91314344%40N00&m=tags



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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 2:43:18 PM10/8/10
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Nice photographs Dinesh ji
I am still waiting for upload of Poona khira or Puneri Cucumber, I hope you will upload it sooner or later.


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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 8, 2010, 2:47:42 PM10/8/10
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... will attempt to find Gurcharan ji ... am as much eager, ... not yet in my sightings.
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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 8, 2010, 3:38:51 PM10/8/10
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Nice Cucurbit delight tonight....trust me, we even had Cucurbitaceae
in our dinner.... Lagenaria sativa most probably....
Thanks so much for sharing Dinesh Sir.............

Pankaj


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tanay bose

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Oct 8, 2010, 4:18:07 PM10/8/10
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This plant is a weed in bengal and we call it 'makal fal"
We joke people by tell them makal fal which indecently means a person who has beauty but worthless
tanay

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Satish Phadke

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Oct 10, 2010, 11:17:09 AM10/10/10
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What is the difference between the climber Tendli  तेन्डली and Tondli.तोंडली  Both look quite similar.

Dinesh Valke

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Oct 10, 2010, 11:23:22 AM10/10/10
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Satish ji ... did not know that there are two types.
Did you also imply that one of them is not a climber ?

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Satish Phadke

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Oct 10, 2010, 11:55:12 AM10/10/10
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Dinesh ji
I meant to say.
1)Tondali is a vegetable cultivated ...and what we eat.
2)Tendli is wild climber. I don't think it is edible as we many a times see it growing wild with lot many fruits and nobody plucks them.
Both are climbers for sure.
I just want to know the botanical names of both.
Oh I checked your list of names again. Both names are there. Are they synonymous?
Satish

Yazdy Palia

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Oct 10, 2010, 12:02:10 PM10/10/10
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Tendli is more like cucumber, where as the other one tondli has more
pulp almost entire thing is fleshy. I like tondli better.
Regards
Yazdy.

On Sun, Oct 10, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Satish Phadke <drsmp...@gmail.com> wrote:

Smita Raskar

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Oct 10, 2010, 12:07:18 PM10/10/10
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But actually  here for us in  Malvani  language and Goan Konkani language tendli = tondali in Marathi used as vegetable:):)
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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 10, 2010, 1:12:38 PM10/10/10
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Satish ji ... not sure, but possibly the species is the same for both ... the cultivated plants could be of different variety ... validation required.
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Yazdy Palia

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Oct 10, 2010, 2:27:31 PM10/10/10
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I am not sure about the name of the larger fruit, but the smaller
fruit which is like a little cucumber is tendli from what I used to
know while I was at Bombay. The other fruit is having more flesh and
that is all I know. I would leave it to the botanists to opine.
Regards
Yazdy.
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