Trichosanthes cucumerina subsp. cucumerina (Syn: Anguina cucumerina (L.) Kuntze; Bryonia umbellata Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Cucumis missionis Wall.; Trichosanthes ambrosii Domin; Trichosanthes brevibracteata Kundu; Trichosanthes laciniosa Klein ex Willd. (ambiguous synonym); Trichosanthes olida F. Müll.; Trichosanthes pachyrrhachis Kundu; Trichosanthes pilosa Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Trichosanthes reniformis Miq. (ambiguous synonym); Trichosanthes wightiana M. Roem.);
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India, Sri Lanka, Philippines (Luzon), Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Isl, Java, peninsular Malaysia, Java, Australia (N-coastal Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland), ?Fiji, Bangladesh, Darjeeling, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Pakistan (Pakistani Punjab, Rawalpindi, Murree), Micronesia (I) (Truk (I), Ulalu (I)), China (Guangxi, S-Yunnan), Andamans (I), Nicobars (I), Vietnam, Maldives, Trinidad & Tobago (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
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try-kos-ANTH-us — from the Greek trichos (hairy) and anthos (flowers)
koo-KOO-may-ree-nuh — related to cucumber – from the Greek kykyon
Dave’s Botanary
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the wild variety cucumerina, commonly known as: wild snake gourd • Hindi: जंगली चिचोण्डा jangli chichonda, कड़वा परवर kadva parvar, pudel • Marathi: जंगली पडवल jungli padwal, कडू पडवळ kadu padwal, पडोळ padol • Sanskrit: पटोल patola • Tamil: காட்டுப்பேய்ப்புடல் kattuppeypputal • Telugu: అడవిపొట్ల adavipotla

the cultivated variety anguina, commonly known as: long tomato, serpent cucumber, snake gourd, snake tomato, viper gourd • Bengali: চিচিঙা chichinga, চিচিঙে chichinge • Gujarati: પંડોળું pandolu • Hindi: चिचिण्डा chichinda • Kannada: ಪಡವಲ ಕಾಯಿ paduvalakaayi • Konkani: पोड्डाळे poddale • Malayalam: ജ്യോത്സ്നി jyoothsni, പടവലങ്ങ patavalanga, തിക്തകം thikthakam • Marathi: कडूपडवळ kadupadval, पडवल or पडवळ padwal, पडोळ padol • Oriya: chachindra • Punjabi: ਗਾਲਰ ਤੌਰੀ galar tori, ਪੰਡੋਲ or ਪੰਦੋਲ pandol • Sanskrit: चिचिण्डकः chichindakah • Tamil: புடல் putal • Telugu: పొట్లకాయ potlakaaya • Urdu: چچنڐا cicinda
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Native of: s China, Indian subcontinent, Malesia, n Australia
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unripe (strikingly long) fruit (as VEGETABLE);
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A climbing or spreading, scabrous, stout, annual herb. Leaves kidney-shaped, on about 2 cm long petiole, 5-10 cm in diameter, 3-7-lobed, lobes obtuse or acute, base notched, hairy on both surfaces. Flowers monosexual, white with fimbriate petals. Male flowers in axillary racemes, on paired peduncles. Sepals short, triangular. Petals white, lanceolate-oblong. Female flowers shortly-stalked, solitary, axillary. Fruits ovoid-fusiform, pointed, red when ripe with white streaks. Seeds embedded in a reddish pulp, compressed.”
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Wildflower: Common Fringed-Flower Vine : Attachments (2). 6 posts by 6 authors.

Scientific Name: Trichosanthes cucumerina
Common Name(Eng): Common Fringed-flower Vine
(Beng): Banpatol
(Hindi); Ban-chachinda
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Flowering: July-October
Location: Murguma,Purulia
Date: August, 2008

Common on hedges, trees and shrubs, this annual vine has male and female flowers on the same plant.
Leaves vary in shape and size on the same plant.


Wow…such a lovely plant with queer flowers.


A sighting near Ghitorni village on the outskirts of Delhi, 4th September 2013.



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Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Trichosanthes cucumerina
Synonyms: Trichosanthes anguina, Trichosanthes lobata
try-kos-ANTH-us — from the Greek trichos (hairy) and anthos (flowers)
koo-KOO-may-ree-nuh — related to cucumber – from the Greek kykyon

the wild variety cucumerina, commonly known as: wild snake gourd • Hindi: जंगली चिचोण्डा jangli chichonda, कड़वा परवर kadva parvar, pudel • Marathi: जंगली पडवल jungli padwal, कडू पडवळ kadu padwal, पडोळ padol • Sanskrit: पटोल patola • Tamil: காட்டுப்பேய்ப்புடல் kattuppeypputal • Telugu: అడవిపొట్ల adavipotla
the cultivated variety anguina, commonly known as: long tomato, serpent cucumber, snake gourd, snake tomato, viper gourd • Bengali: চিচিঙা chichinga, চিচিঙে chichinge • Gujarati: પંડોળું pandolu • Hindi: चिचिण्डा chichinda • Kannada: ಪಡವಲ ಕಾಯಿ paduvalakaayi • Konkani: पोड्डाळे poddale • Malayalam: ജ്യോത്സ്നി jyoothsni, പടവലങ്ങ patavalanga, തിക്തകം thikthakam • Marathi: पडवल or पडवळ padwal, पडोळ padol • Oriya: chachindra • Punjabi: ਗਾਲਰ ਤੌਰੀ galar tori, ਪੰਡੋਲ or ਪੰਦੋਲ pandol • Sanskrit: चिचिण्डकः chichindakah • Tamil: புடல் putal • Telugu: పొట్లకాయ potlakaaya • Urdu: چچنڐا cicinda
Native of: s China, Indian subcontinent, Malesia, n Australia
Edible use:
unripe (strikingly long) fruit (as VEGETABLE)
white paper reading at:  Global Research online<globalresearchonline.pdf>


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Trichosanthes cucumerina: Another Climber from CBD Hills.

Bot. name: Trichosanthes cucumerina
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Date/Time: 20-08-2011 / 10:50AM
Location: CBD Hills, Navi Mumbai
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber.

Awesome!! In full bloom in our area also. people use its fruits as vegetable



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The first photo looks like Trichosanthes sps. (Cucurbitaceae).
For second one please provide details of the leaves, flowers etc ( size. shape, position, simple or compound etc.).  The photograph is a close up.  One cannot estimate the size.


first photo is of Trichosanthes cucumerina and second one look like Trichodesma indicum



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Flora of Panipat: Trichosanthes cucumerina from a Village near samalkha Panipat:
Trichosanthes cucumerina from a Village near samalkha Panipat (220MTS)
Vine growing on roadside areas on Acacia and some other trees

 


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Flora of Chakrata: Trichosanthes cucumerina from Dakpathar:  Trichosanthes cucumerina from Dakpathar



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try-kos-ANTH-us — from the Greek trichos (hairy) and anthos (flowers)
koo-KOO-may-ree-nuh — related to cucumber – from the Greek kykyon
Dave’s Botanary
Sep 19, 2009 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
the wild variety cucumerina, commonly known as: wild snake gourd • Hindi: जंगली चिचोण्डा jangli chichonda, कड़वा परवर kadva parvar, pudel • Marathi: जंगली पडवल jungli padwal, कडू पडवळ kadu padwal, पडोळ padol • Sanskrit: पटोल patola • Tamil: காட்டுப்பேய்ப்புடல் kattuppeypputal • Telugu: అడవిపొట్ల adavipotla
the cultivated variety anguina, commonly known as: long tomato, serpent cucumber, snake gourd, snake tomato, viper gourd • Bengali: চিচিঙা chichinga, চিচিঙে chichinge • Gujarati: પંડોળું pandolu • Hindi: चिचिण्डा chichinda • Kannada: ಪಡವಲ ಕಾಯಿ paduvalakaayi • Konkani: पोड्डाळे poddale • Malayalam: ജ്യോത്സ്നി jyoothsni, പടവലങ്ങ patavalanga, തിക്തകം thikthakam • Marathi: कडूपडवळ kadupadval, पडवल or पडवळ padwal, पडोळ padol • Oriya: chachindra • Punjabi: ਗਾਲਰ ਤੌਰੀ galar tori, ਪੰਡੋਲ or ਪੰਦੋਲ pandol • Sanskrit: चिचिण्डकः chichindakah • Tamil: புடல் putal • Telugu: పొట్లకాయ potlakaaya • Urdu: چچنڐا cicinda
Native of: s China, Indian subcontinent, Malesia, n Australia
References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediaM.M.P.N.D.DDSAFurther Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Sep 19, 2009 … at Vaghbil, Thane, Maharashtra
… more views at flickr.


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Cucurbitaceae Week: Trichosanthes cucumerina from Panipat:
This one is Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn., Sp. Pl. 1008.

Vern.: Rambel, Jangli Chichinda.
A climbing or spreading, scabrous, stout, annual herb. Leaves kidney-shaped, on about 2 cm long petiole, 5-10 cm in diameter, 3-7-lobed, lobes obtuse or acute, base notched, hairy on both surfaces. Flowers monosexual, white with fimbriate petals. Male flowers in axillary racemes, on paired peduncles. Sepals short, triangular. Petals white, lanceolate-oblong. Female flowers shortly-stalked, solitary, axillary. Fruits ovoid-fusiform, pointed, red when ripe with white streaks. Seeds embedded in a reddish pulp, compressed.
Shot from vicinity of Panipat at different times.

 


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Cucurbitaceae week : Trichosanthes species.: Sharing the images of Trichosanthes species.
I think this is Trichosanthes cucumerina.
Sorry. I don’t have pictures of any other parts of the plant.


Yes … You seem to be correct in identifying…..special thanks for beautiful pics.


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Cucurbitaceae Week :: Trichosanthes cucumerina at CBD Belapur Hills:
Trichosanthes cucumerina from CBD Belapur Hills. Family: Cucurbitaceae



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Cucurbitaceae Week: Trichosanthes:
Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn., Sp. Pl. 1008. 1753
Climbing herb with lobed leaves, male flowers in racemes, fruit ovoid 5-7 cm long.
Photographed from near Nagrota in J & K.

Many thanks …; had never knew of the male flowers.



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Cucurbitaceae Week: Trichosanthes cucumerina from Panipat:


 


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Trichosanthes sp. from Hooghly 16/8/12 SK1:

I thought it was also a snake gourd growing in the wild, the pictures are so similar as in my earlier post at – efi thread. But, a local resident told me that it is not a snake gourd.
Could this be Trichosanthes cucumerina L. as in – efi thread?
Habit & Habitat : wild climber
Date : 16/8/12, 8.16 A.M.
Place : Nalikul (Hooghly)

Yes it is Trichosanthes cucumerina L.


Found fruits of this climber, today, at the same place.



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VoF Week: Trichosanthes cucumerina from Way to Joshimath just after Rishikesh: Trichosanthes cucumerina from Way to Joshimath just after Rishikesh


For such a beautiful flower produces a not so liked vegetable
mother nature is weird
Great pictures though … reminded me of the white peacocks …sort of…



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IDENTIFICATION OF WHITE STAR-LIKE FLOWER: Could your group of experts please help identify and describe this white star-like wild flower photographed near the river ghaghar outside chandigarh.
I am writing about these flowers in the newspaper and would require the group’s expertise.


Its Trichosanthes cucumerina var. anguina… commonly know as snake gourd


Thanks, … Is it called the `tori’ or the `ghiya’ in Hindi? Or is it something else? Does the flower bloom only during the night?


It’s not ghea or tori….its called chichida in northern India…….yes it’s probably blooming in night only since mostly white flower bloom in night as per pollination concept …..


Could the group pl help me understand the pollination process of the flower of the snake gourd and why it blossoms at night?


My thanks to the group and to … for id the flower of the chichinda. It was published in my Sunday column, wildbuzz, in the Hindustan Times, Chandigarh. I am attaching the scan and the text for ready reference.
Stars in a Dhakoli night

* The humdrum snake gourd known as `chichinda’ in the local vegetable market is, unbelievably, the offspring of flowers unrivalled in loveliness. Star-like, milky-white, frilly and mystically blossoming mostly at night. Photographer … stumbled upon these growing wild one early morning while pursuing a female Great eggfly butterfly. The fluttering angel eluded him, floating from one flower to another at a green belt near the river Ghaghar in Dhakoli, Zirakpur, finally leading him to exotic flowers. … couldn’t identify the flowers but struck by the sheer originality of these blossoms, he soon forgot the butterfly. Identified later by … of the renowned group of botanists, efloraofindia, `chichinda’ flowers are pollinated by insects and spring lace-like from buds before emerging as stars. The `chichinda’ vegetable has applications in native medicines.



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Wild snake gourd – MN171012: Wild snake gourd from Saat pul, Dombivli
Date : 02.10.2012
Habitat : Growing wildly near the railway line


does the fruit get any larger/longer?


Thanks … and … for the appreciation. Usha di, all the the fruits I saw there was only this length. I think this is the smaller variety.


This is the Common Fringed-flower Vine [Trichosanthes cucumerina]. The fruit do not get any larger than this. Some of my photographs [there should be many more] are available at this link

Thanks … for the ID. Is it the relative of the padval ?


The locals at Shahapur call this Tondli. Not sure where I got it from, but in the link have referred to it as Jungli Padvel :
Have not been able to locate my photographs of it fruiting in the archives of this group, hence am send a few of my photographs now.

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Trichosanthes cucumerina L. from Kamrup district, Assam : Attachments (15). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Attached images are Trichosanthes cucumerina L.(syn.Trichosanthes brevibracteata Kundu) collected from Kamrup district, Assam. 
Date :14.08.2013
Location: Kamrup district, Assam
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Genus & species : Trichosanthes cucumerina L.(syn.Trichosanthes brevibracteata Kundu)
Habitat: Grows wild on wall of the building
Habit : Climber
Flower : White,
Fruits : Large, green and orange when ripen


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¿ Cucumis ? at Bhimbetka FOR ID :: 20 SEP 13 :: DV :  5 images. 3 posts by 2 authors.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters in Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary … about 1850 feet ft asl
Date / Time: 20 SEP 13 at 02:20 PM … Altitude: about 1922 ft asl
¿Cucumis ? … (family: Cucurbitaceae)
Dear friends, the cucurbits confuse me. Here the photos too do not provide much clue to all aspects. Would be glad to know ID to genus level.
Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, a world heritage site, is famous for its rock paintings. The place is known to be one of the most primitive dwellings of human race. All of the rock shelters are located within the territory of Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Unless there is some mix up the fruits suggest Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina


Many many thanks …; I am convinced with Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerinaYes, there is a mix of plants.



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Hooghly-sept-sk03 : Trichosanthes cucumerina L. :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6).
I take this opportunity of recent uploads of various cucurbits. I have an earlier post though. These photographs were recorded a little while ago as I noted the bulging areas (something to do with meristem?) at the tip of this climber.


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Hooghly-sept-sk03 : Trichosanthes cucumerina L. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6).
I take this opportunity of recent uploads of various cucurbits. I have an earlier post though. These photographs were recorded a little while ago as I noted the bulging areas (something to do with meristem?) at the tip of this climber


Very good and illustrative photographs



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Trichosanthes sp. at Munnar-PKA54 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)

This Trichosanthes climber was seen at Shola Forest near Munnar.

Family: Cucurbitaceae,
Could this be Trichosanthes lobata??

Should be T cucumerina


 


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From Chitrakoot (MP) Near Gupt Godavari Caves; at Alibag 12/8/10; at Shahapur- Aug’10; in Badlapur- Sept’10; Murguma,Purulia: August, 2008; Vaghbil, Thane; at Sawantwadi, Maharashtra in Sep.’10; @ SGNP, Sept. ’10;

Trichosanthes cucumerina L. – efloraofindia | Google Groups
NATIVE :: Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Trichosanthes cucumerina – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Common Fringed-Flower Vine – efloraofindia | Google Groups
Fwd: PATOLA – efloraofindia | Google Groups
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Cucurbitaceae for ID : Nasik : 07DEC20 : AK-13: 5 images.
A wild climber
with tiny white flowers.
Trichosanthes?

Trichosanthes cucumerina L. ??


Yes, it’s


 


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SK 2300 19 November 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 6 mb.

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 19 October  2019
Elevation: 1546 m.
Habit : Wild
Trichosantrhes pilosa Lour. or something else?

There are three different species of Trichosanthes pilosa as per Catalogue of Life.
Trichosanthes pilosa Lour. is not reported in Checklist of Nepal
From other two, Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour. fruit look round as per images and details herein. Fruit look similar to Trichosanthes cucumerina var. cucumerina, but seeds look different as per FOC illustration.


Trichosanthes pilosa
I guess fruit (except for base) and seed description matching !

Yes, … Flora of China illustrates T.pilosa (syn. T.ovigera Blume- which is mentioned in the Checklist of Nepal). Fruit matches with GBIF– specimen.
POWO and CoL, treat it (T.ovigera Blume) as an independent species, with distribution in Nepal.


I guess it is more close to Trichosanthes cucumerina L.


Yes, in the absence of leaves, I also think this is a better option.



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