Momordica cymbalaria Hook. f., Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 540 1871.  (syn: Cucumis hilapikku Herb.Madr. ex Wall.; Cucumis tuberosus Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Kedrostis malvifolia Chiov.; Luffa amara Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Luffa amara Wall. ex G.Don (ambiguous synonym); Luffa hilapikku Herb.Madr. ex Wall.; Luffa tuberosa Roxb.; Momordica tuberosa (Roxb.) Cogn. (ambiguous synonym));   

Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda, N-Tanzania, NW-Kenya, India as per Catalogue of Life;


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Please identify cucurbitaceae member collected from Nellore district andhra Pradesh : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2) – 1 mb each.

I am sending photographs of cucurbitaceae family member please identify


Trichosanthes cochinchinensis (Lour.) M. Roem.


Seems to T. cucumerinaCucurbitaceae


It is Luffa tuberosa Syn. Momordica cymbelaria

I have also collected in Nellore dist.


Am hoping seems not ma’am, if you don’t mind can we get the pics which one you have, please, for conformation only,


Momordica cymbalaria 

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Trichosanthes cucumerina

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attaching Trichosanthes and Momordica cymbalaria

The characteristic feature is it has 8 sharp angles/ edges like Luffa acutangula, it is known as kaasara kaaya in Telugu, it measures 2-5-3.5cm, 
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Thank you so much, ma’am, for enlightening me, my great salutation to your experience,

What you said is exactly now I too agree with you, ma’am,


…, please confirm your plant as a Momordica cymbalaria as ma’am said,


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