Trichosanthes cucumerina L.

Common name

English: Snakegourd

Mandarin: 瓜叶栝楼

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2415)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2316)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1955)

      Order: Violales (58)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (23) (family description)

          Genus: Trichosanthes (5)

           Epithet: cucumerina L. (1)

Synonyms: Trichosanthes brevibracteata Kundu, Trichosanthes pachyrrhachis Kundu

brevibracteata => having short bracts

cucumerina => cucumber-like

pachyrrhachis => thick rachis

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Trichosanthes cucumerina at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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