Ecballium elaterium (L.) A. Rich.

Common name

English: Squirting Cucumber

German: Spritzgurke

Mandarin: 喷瓜 (pen gua)

Portuguese: Pepino De São Gregório

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2273)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2178)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1839)

      Order: Violales (55)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (21) (family description)

          Genus: Ecballium (1)

           Epithet: elaterium (L.) A. Rich. (1)

Synonym: Momordica elaterium L.

elaterium => abstergent, purgative

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ecballium elaterium at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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