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;


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 

Trichosanthes cucumerina


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,


Momordica cymbalaria, Cucurbitaceae: 3 images.

Sending here some photographs of Momordica cymbalaria, Cucurbitaceae clicked on June 26,2021 near Aurangabad MH. It was naturally grown there.

ID  provided by Arun Kumar N

Very nice presentation !

For me the ID is correct.

What is confusing me lot of hairs even on young fruit, which is supposed to be without hairs at least in mature fruit. I have tried but could not find any source where hairs are present in early stages of fruit development. The other things match. Please compare
Please identify cucurbitaceae member collected from Nellore district andhra pradesh (