Indian Subcontinent to S. China and Malesia: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO;
Common name: Ribbed Orange Gourd


17102013GS1 a cucurbit for ID from Jim Corbett : Attachments (4). 12 posts by 6 authors.

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

See this one in … upload

… 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.)

Re: Cucurbita II : 6 posts by 5 authors. 5 images.
Rajnagar, Kumarghat, Tripura
Kindly identify

Luffa sp.

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.


385 ID wild climber: 11 high res. images.
Please ID wild climber,

Location: near Vannappuram, Thodupuzha, Idukki Dist., Kerala PIN:685607

Altitude: 1500fsl

Flower date: 08NOV2022, 02pm

Habitat: wild moisture, rocky hill roadside 

Plant habit: climbing, branches, weak fleshy quadrangular hairy stem 03mm diameter, tendrils, annual

Height: 02.5 meters

Leaves: alternate, heart shaped, acute, serrated margins, simple, hairy both sides, size:08×5cm

Flower: axillary umbel racemose (male), diameter:22mm, white, lite fragrance



Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Closest I can guess is Trichosanthes cochinchinensis (Lour.) M.Roem. !

Yes it is Trichosanthes cochinchinensis, dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant,

The mid rib of petals are seems different?

After perusing species listed in Flora of Peninsular India, I think it is Trichosanthes costata Blume only as per images at

Taxonomy seems confusing with Catalog of Life/ GBIF saying something else than POWO.





POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List (Unresolved)  GBIF  (High resolution specimens) Useful Tropical Plants  Flowers of India  Wikipedia  

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