Trichosanthes cochinchinensis (Lour.) M. Roem., Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 96 1846. (syn: Bryonia cochinchinensis Lour.; Cucumis tubiflorus Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Euonymus chinensis Lindl.; Euonymus chinensis Lour.; Gymnopetalum chinense (Lour.) Merr.; Gymnopetalum cochinchinensis (Lour.) Kurz; Gymnopetalum heterophyllum Kurz; Gymnopetalum quinquelobatum Merr.; Gymnopetalum quinquelobum Miq.; Momordica spicata L. ex Sm.; Momordica surculata Noronha; Momordica tubiflora Roxb. (ambiguous synonym); Scotanthus porteanus Naud.; Scotanthus tubiflorus Naud.; Trichosanthes costata Bl.; Trichosanthes cucumerina Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Trichosanthes fatoa Buch.-Ham.; Trichosanthes laciniata Ridl.; Trichosanthes parviflora Wight ex Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Tripodanthera cochinchinensis (Lour.) M. Roem.);
China (Guangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan), India (incl. Assam, Darjeeling),
Bangladesh, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Yangon),
Bhutan, peninsular Malaysia (widespread), Andamans (South Andamans), Nicobars
(North Nicobars, Car Nicobar Isl., Central Nicobars), Sumatra, Singapore (I),
Borneo, Java, Philippines (Luzon, Balabac, Masbate, Panay, Cebu, Basilan,
Mindanao), Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Isl. as per Catalogue of Life;
Common name: Ribbed Orange Gourd
This cucurbit was growing wild along fences in Jim Corbett area.
Young fruits remind of Luffa amara being softly echinate along angles (perhaps 8, but white flowers) and red fleshy fruit barely 3 cm long remininding Trichsanthes tricuspidata (but lacking fringed petal margins).
Kindly help in ID
Finally got it identified as Gymnopetalum chinense (Lour.) Merr. by … on Facebook
Latest name according to Renner and Pandey (2013) is Trichosanthes costata Bl.
Sir to me it looks any sp of Herpetospermum. I may be wrong
Herpetospermum has yellow flowers and much different fruits
Yes Sir 2 days before only I saw Herpatospermum in Shimla flowers were yellow, but as i remember fruit was almost same. At that time camera was not in working mode so could not take any photo
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… please have a look on this link. This might help u in reaching any conclusion.
Identity is confirmed … Trichosanthes costata Bl. (syn: Gymnopetalum chinense (Lour.) Merr.)
Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Fruits look like Parvel, a vegetable.
ridges look to be more prominent and raised like in turai, not parvel we see now. but may be this the prototype of parvel, may be that’s why its colloquial name is ridge gourd.
Trichosanthes costata Blume
Syn : Gymnopetalum chinense (Lour.) Merr.
Catalogue of Life The Plant List (Unresolved) GBIF (High resolution specimens) Useful Tropical Plants Flowers of India Wikipedia POWO
Synopsis of Trichosanthes (Cucurbitaceae) based on recent molecular phylogenetic data by de Boer HJ, Thulin M.